Contributors include Hillary Leftwich, Prerna Bakshi, Mila Jaroniec, lauren sa...
Westword: What (or who) is your creative muse?
Hillary Leftwich: My son. My life didn’t even really start until he was born. He has a severe form of epilepsy. He’s taught me to keep fighting. I’ve watched him almost die in a hospital bed. I’ve watched him almost die on my bedroom floor. I’ve watched him not be able to walk or talk. I’ve watched him have a million different types of seizures. At this point, that kid can survive anything. He’s my hero. But like any thirteen-year-old, he wants m...
Welcome to the website of Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, journal of the International Flash Fiction Association (IFFA).
Flash is the world’s leading journal of quality flash fiction and reviews of up to 360 words. It is edited by Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler.
Flash aims to include stories told from all angles and by writers hailing from all points of the compass.
Flash is biannual.
Subscribers receive two copies per year, published April and October.
Flash is publishe...
I’m calling you out.
but never a reality.
on the streets and in my sheets.
I work all day and catch
the Colfax bus home at night.
You’re everywhere on the bus;
your smells, your faces, your rage.
There is a woman
twitching in her seat
I’m too scared
to sit next to her.
I see the face
of the man who tried
to kill me every day
in my son’s face.
How can I love this boy
with all my heart when
he looks like the one person
I hate the most?
I can’t wake up.
A whopping 546 pages of glorious poetry and prose from all over the Earth, gathered by Catfish McDaris and Pski's Porch. This anthology celebrates Vincent van Gogh's life, art, and posthumous fame in a range of poetic styles befitting the global relevance of their subject. Featuring the work of Ryan Quinn Flanagan - Catfish McDaris - Mendes Biondo - Charles Joseph - Daniel Snethen - Bryn Fortey - Alan Britt - Rona Fitzgerald - Dr. Sudeep Adhikari - Kevin Peery - Clint Margr...
by Hillary Leftwich
The girls never kissed the boys. The boys that walked down the hallway in packs, smelling of Cheetos and drugstore cologne. The girls never went to school dances, out to movies or late night pizza. They never wore jewelry. Never a spot of makeup, their skin fresh like new snow. If their mama caught them trying on her church heels they were beaten. They never showered with the other girls in gym class but snuck glimpses of their breasts. How their nipples were la...
Mathias Svalina interviewed by Hillary Leftwich