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Volume 10, Issue 1

9 Apr

As The Molotov Cocktail begins its 10th year of existence, we’ve got a few things in the hopper. Our Flash Legend contest is alive and well, so send us some flash that focuses on urban legends, folklore, or campfire stories. Our fourth volume of the Prize Winners Anthology print issue is now available. But most importantly, we’ve got three killer flash pieces in this issue.

Nocnitsa (The Night Hag)

by Andrea DeAngelis

Bog People

by Lydia H. Stucki

Timothy’s Shadow

by Quentin Norris

Phantom Flash

21 Feb

I

Angels of Purgatory

by Chris Panatier

 

II

The Black Cat’s Breakfast

by Chandra Steele

 

III

Mandible

by Phillip E. Dixon

 

 

IV

Day Ninety-One

by Joanne Withers

V

The Places We Go Where Others May Not Follow

by Liz Schriftsteller

VI

Crop Circles

by Christina Dalcher

VII

What the Crows Said

by Erin Fingerhut

VIII

The Unopened Bar of Chocolate

by Steve Campbell

IX

Threes

by Christina Dalcher

X

The Last Horizon

by Michael Carter

Volume 9, Issue 13

24 Jan

Issue 9.13 is dripping with the dark and offbeat. We’ve got necrotic nuptials, a surreal Scranton, and snakes in seedy motel walls.

The Phantom Flash contest soft deadline is only a week away, so send us something weird. And Vol. 4 of the Prize Winners Anthology will soon be emerging at long last. 

The River Wedding

by Tim Roberts

I Want People to Be Afraid
of How Much They Love Me

by Delaney Saul

The Thrill of It

by Emily Laubham

Volume 9, Issue 12

23 Dec

Issue 9.12 is here to rattle a few chains.

This issue features enticing sirens, huge chompers, and an inner struggle between ferality and humanity.

Thanks to everyone who’s helped make 2018 such a great year here at Molotov, and don’t forget to check out our latest quarterly contest, Phantom Flash

I Sing

by Anastasia Kirchoff

Keith

by John Holland

The Kitsune

by Candace Hartsuyker

Volume 9, Issue 11

21 Nov

Wait’ll you get a hold of Issue 9.11. 

Within these pages we’ve got dehydrated demons, peel-away faces, and milk-and-honey executions. 

Our fourth-annual print anthology will be out before year’s end, so keep an eye out for that. And our next contest, Phantom Flash, is now open to submissions. 

And now on to the good stuff…

Jenny Haniver

by Jaq Evans

Winding and Widdershins

by Shannon Phillips

The Persian Boats: A Love Story

by Christina Dalcher

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