Tag Archives: Josh Goller

Volume 5, Issue 11

2 Sep

Issue 5.11(1)

Issue 5.11 will make you go apeshit.

This time around we’ve got arsonist-run rummage sales, Chinese food-laden afterglow, and a little insanity-inducing insomnia.

Of course, the big news around these parts is that our Flash Monster contest winners have been announced. In the words of the Beastie Boys, ch-check it out. We’ll be announcing the guidelines for our upcoming Flash Future contest within the next week or so.

Sometimes dead is better,

Josh Goller

You Need My Shit

by Sara Dobie Bauer

To Have and to Hold

by Yvonne Spring

The Child Who Died Without Time

by Reese Scott

Volume 5, Issue 10

15 Aug

Issue 5.10

Issue 5.10 will warp your sense of reality.

This go-round we’ve got perverts peeping through holes in walls, militant preparations for the zombie apocalypse, and Alcatraz swallowed by fog. 

The Flash Monster contest has been an overwhelming success, and we’ve just completed our first read-through of all submissions. The Top 25 will get an e-mail with feedback, 10th-4th place will be listed on the site as honorable mention, and 3rd through 1st win cash money! Winners announced by around September 1st, yo! And stay tuned for our next contest, which will kick into gear in September (spoiler alert: it will have a futuristic theme).

It rubs the lotion on its skin,

Josh Goller


Cold and Naked

by Annesha Sengupta

Apocalypse Someday, Eventually

by Jonathan Dittman

How I Didn’t Meet Your Mother in
San Francisco

by Brad Rose

Volume 5, Issue 3

1 May

Issue 5.3 (final)


Just lie back and let Issue 5.3 take you places you never thought you’d go.

This issue rubs Vaseline on its teeth, hatches monsters from within the Earth, and crashes and burns.

The first submissions for our Flash Monster Contest have begun trickling in. Get your creative juices flowing, collect them in a beaker, and get cooking on a monster of your own. Top prize of $200, with cash prizes for the runners-up too. And winners will get featured in our special Halloween issue along with other perks.

Stay thirsty, my friends.

– Josh Goller



by Mitch McGuire

The Egg

by Rachelle Shepherd

A Bus Ride

by Noel Jones

Volume 4, Issue 24

15 Mar

Issue 4.24

As we complete Volume 4, it’s clear that the Molotov Cocktail is the offbeat lit zine that won’t die.

This landmark issue ponders what to do with decorative decapitations, gets distracted by colossal billboard bikinis, and chokes up on the bat. Featuring work by three first-time Molotov Cocktail contributors, Issue 4.24 sends Volume 4 out with a bang.

As we roll over the odometer into Volume 5, we’ve got a lot to look forward to in the next year. Our long-awaited print anthologies (yes, yes, we’ve said it before) will actually become reality. The line-up for Best of Vols. 1 & 2 was finalized ages ago, and we’ll soon be contacting those writers from Vols. 3 & 4 whom we’d like to include in the second print edition. 

So enjoy the last of Volume 4 with these three incendiary pieces of dark and offbeat flash.

You’re gonna need a bigger boat,
Josh Goller

I Think I’ll Donate This Severed Head to the Salvation Army

by MP Johnson

Just Like Hiroshima

by Vance Mikin-Laurie

Batter’s Box

by Kevin Michael Klipfel

Volume 4, Issue 23

1 Mar


Issue 4.23 will swallow you whole.

This issue showcases acid-dropping hookers whose quick-thinking children get them out of jams, one of the more festive bodily infestations you’re likely to come across, and the perfect decorative companion for Nosferatu. 

We’ve got two Molotov Cocktail first-timers in Brett Milam and Merle Drown, and we’re running a second flash piece by our favorite writer in southern China, Xenia Taiga.

Only one more issue for Volume 4, so get those submissions in. 

Shop smart—Shop S-Mart,
Josh Goller


by Brett Milam

Mariachi! Mariachi! Mariachi!

by Xenia Taiga

A Symphony of Horror

by Merle Drown

Volume 4, Issue 17

1 Dec


If dark and offbeat flash fiction is what you’re after, Issue 4.17 has got you covered.

This issue includes an impending apocalypse, laundry hoarders, and insight into the lucrative career of poetry. A couple of first-timers in Tori Telfer and Hannah Allen join MC mack daddy Brad Rose in crafting a stirring and lyrical penultimate issue of 2013.

Keep those submissions flowing despite the sugarplums dancing in your heads. And follow us on our new twitter feed @MolotovLitZine, if you haven’t already.

Kidnap the Sandy Claws/ Throw him in a box,

– Josh Goller


by Tori Telfer


by Hannah Allen

My Career in Poetry

by Brad Rose

Volume 4, Issue 11

1 Sep


Issue 4.11 proves once again that we like our fiction super short. This go-round features work by three first-time contributors, and their stories drown in troubling numbers, painfully shed skin, and give unexplainable respect to a 9-year old.

We’ve got some great submissions coming in lately, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped craving more. Submit your dark and offbeat flash fiction and slake our prose-lust.

Stay dark,

Josh Goller

Record Breaker

by Stacy Stepanovich

Unzipped Skin

by Morgan Kayser 

Mr. Allen

by J. Michael Hinkhouse