Flash Fiction

Robin Vigfusson – My Brother, Steve

My Brother, Steve Steve looks rested, has all his teeth and his shirt is immaculate; you would never in a million years think this guy was on welfare.  He’s my brother and we meet once a year for my birthday treat at the restaurant of his choice.  This year, he’s chosen Olive Garden.  Aside from […]

K. M. Gibb – Something Horrible In Need of Killing

Something Horrible In Need of Killing The three older boys hanging out behind our school said that they’d killed a rabid dog at the abandoned air force base. “We slashed at him until I got him in the stomach,” one of them said. “Did he bleed out?” I asked, trying to sound cool. “No. He […]

Victoria Griffin – Thorns

Thorns If he had been sitting on a lazy cloud, looking down at the world, it might almost have looked nice. The patchwork of rice paddies could have been a green quilt thrown over the earth. Henry’s rifle hung heavily from his shoulder, and silently he wept—knowing that I could not weep aloud. Guns and […]

Eduardo Santiago – Below the Knee

Below the Knee             He did not want to see her and comforted himself with the thought that she did not want to see him either. It was too much!                It.               He did not want to think about that, […]

Blake Kilgore – Beyond Flickering Lights

Beyond Flickering Lights It was a bitter cold December evening, and Officer Pierce wished he was home with his family. It was the holiday season, after all. Soon he arrived at the scene, which had an ominously festive appearance. Blue and red lights flickered, reflected in the glass shards that covered the ground like a […]

Kurt Hohmann – Best Served Cold

Best Served Cold Maybe I should feel guilty. I don’t. She really did have it coming. But you know that. Try the shrimp. That’s a wasabi crust; the dipping sauce is orange-ginger. Where to begin? You know, things used to be really good between us. Effie and I were together six years. And up until […]

Joe Giordano – Mustard Beer

Mustard Beer Two dark-haired students wearing Brazilian-flag tee shirts undressed Jessica with their eyes. She tossed her red hair and turned her back on them. She’d arrived in Belgium from the States on Saturday, and this was her first day of a summer semester studying at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The orientation for new and reentering […]