Issue #17

Introduction by Aimee Parkison, Guest Editor

Disruptive Dualism in Flash Fiction, or Night Sky with Stars in Reverse Flash fiction lends itself to the innovation of experiment and the compression of poetry.  When it works, it moves us, often in ways so subtle and so sudden…
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Jan Stinchcomb

Jan Brady When Jan Brady slams the door, it stays closed. No class trips, no family reunions, no happy hours. Not one happy hour in her whole life, glossy-haired Marcia complains, years later. She is not alone in this sentiment….
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Gretchen VanWormer

Homesteading In August, Sarah said she’d begin by preserving water. A test run. She’d placed an order online: Ball Pint Jar, Regular Mouth, Set of 12; The Canning Essentials Boxed Set; I Eat Local Because I Can Apron. Three days…
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Joanna Ruocco

Good Mood I am in a good mood, but birds are in a bad mood. What’s up, birds? This morning I did the stretches I never do, the hamstring stretches. I made peace—goddammit!—with my hamstrings, but I could see through…
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Sarah Blackman

Downwinders Inside the body the baby is coiling, flexed, not on the way to becoming but already become. Mother is having a picnic with father and brother and sis. The baby has no name for these things. Mother is the…
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