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Flash Monster 2018

31 Oct

This is Halloween.

 

I

Ursa Major

by Jen Corrigan

II

The Lamppost Huggers

by Christopher Stanley

III

Our Immortal Night

by Neil Clark

 

IV

Indoors

by Travis Dahlke

V

I’ve Seen the Other Shadow in the City

by Emma Miller

VI

Manticore

by Stuart Airey

VII

Ink

by Alpheus Williams

VIII

Sawdust 

by James Turner

IX

Morkus

by Justin Eells

X

The Scaredy Men

by S.E. Casey

Volume 9, Issue 9

12 Oct

Issue 9.9 comes crawling out of the woodwork. 

This issue brings you an eloquent thief, a robotic”fucked-up anteater” and some missing chompers. 

Flash Monster 2018 soft deadline hits October 21st, so get those monster-themed entries turned in. Top 10 will be published on Halloween. 

A Mugging 

by William Hawkins

Pangolin

by Ama Kirchner

Tell-tale Teeth

by Ben Whitnall

 

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