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Volume 9, Issue 8

18 Sep

You never know what you might find in Issue 9.8.

This time around we’ve got fiercely carnivorous spouses, soggy houses, and physically caustic mothers.

Our Flash Monster 2018 contest is now if full swing, so send us your abominable literary creations for our Halloween mega-issue. 

The Voids Underneath

by Maura Yzmore

Out of Gin

by Kevin White

TORO

by J. Bradley

Flash Beast

27 Aug

 

I

Cocoon

by Julia Pike

II

Riding Deep Night

by Alpheus Williams

III

Gutted

by Barlow Adams

 

IV

Bear Necessity

by Aeryn Rudel

V

Hunger

by Elinam Agbo

VI

The Lions

by Alexandra O’Neil

VII 

They Who Keep the Sky

by Travis Chambray

VIII 

Fish Brain Therapy

by Neil Clark

IX

The Boy with Birds in His Heart

by Quentin Norris

X

The Spoils

by John Skewes

Volume 9, Issue 6

8 Aug

Wait until you see what we’ve got cracking in Issue 9.6.

This issue features lung deactivation, freewheeling amputees, and caged love.

Time’s running out on our Flash Beast contest. The soft deadline strikes within hours, though you slackers can always count on a Procrastinator’s Special. 

A Fair Share

by Ashley Naftule

Hot Metal

by Brad Rose

The One that Got Away

by Brianna Johnson

Shadow Award 2018

16 Jul

“I thought the most beautiful thing
in the world must be shadow.”

– Sylvia Plath

I

Lake Wife

by Mary Haidri

II 

The Madwoman Who Called on My Wedding Day

by Con Chapman

III

Immersion Learning at the Museum

by Laura J. Bobrow

 

 

IV

The Face in the Sea

by Liz Nakazawa

V

Scarecrow

by December Lace

VI

necromancy

by Jennifer Wilson

VII 

Crow Girl

by Erinn Batykefer

VIII

All These Little Remonstrations

by Aurore Sibley

IX

Pond

by Alexander Dove Lempke

X

Instructions for Finding a Lover

by David Gustavsen

Volume 9, Issue 4

7 Jul

Issue 9.4 isn’t something you see every day.

This go-round stalks disoriented prey, pulls horror from the briny deep, and beds down for a twilit apocalypse. 

These three stories also serve as some fine inspiration for our Flash Beast contest; less than a month left until the soft deadline for those animal-themed entries.

Two Legs

by Aeryn Rudel

The Trench

by Dwight Livingstone Curtis

Downstairs Without Oscar

by Ernest Gordon Taulbee

Volume 9, Issue 3

17 Jun

Issue 9.3 will put a spring in your step.

This issue features festering roadkill, hardscrabble troubadours, and impatient specters of death.

The deadline is creeping up for our 3rd annual Shadow Award poetry contest. Get those dark and offbeat poems turned in. And we’ve also got our animal-themed Flash Beast contest in full swing. 

The Technician

by Caroline Porter

Traveling Riverside

by Henry Hietala

Katherine

by K.B. Carle

Volume 9, Issue 2

25 May

Issue 9.2 is a real gem.

This issue lurks in tunnels, stashes secrets in ancient texts, and drinks the Kool-Aid.

Our third-annual Shadow Award poetry contest is now in full swing, and we’ve just kick-started our new quarterly contest, Flash Beast. Get crackin’ on your entries.

Tully

by Brendan Gillen

The Blind

by Corey Farrenkopf

The Last Sunny Day in November

by Gaynor Jones