Issue #20 Surreal Flash Fiction

Jenny Stalter

Elephant Women The man, a sort of apparition, was going around the neighborhood, slipping in and out of our houses. Like a dick. In and out. He showed us a perverse mirror. A thousand insecurities. I was the fat woman…
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Frankie McMillan

The Elephant in the Room 1 My husband is a choker. Every now and again, he’ll cough then suddenly rise, the dinner plate flung to the floor. Food thrown everywhere. He runs outside, leans over the balcony. His body shudders…
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Morgana MacLeod

End of Days as the Dairy Queen Momma wears her memories like a ratty robe, worn patches rubbed shiny on the seat, diverse stains obscuring the lapels.  Between you and me, Momma’s mind is the kind you shouldn’t wear out…
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Aimee Parkison

Peg Inspired by the song “Peg” by Steely Dan In your favorite foreign movie, the husband wakes at night and sees the elderly neighbor woman in the bedroom, staring at his wife, the young sleepwalker, S, tied to the bed…
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Nod Ghosh

Marionette You pull her up on two-strings, one-string, ten strings. You make her dance her necessary steps, and then you stand her still. When she says ‘please’, you pretty her into indigo happiness, and then you drop her on the…
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