Tag Archive: flash fiction

James Hartman

Good Day for the Clouds The sky was so clear the blue looked prickly, like if you raised your palm it might cut your skin, but the sun was mild and there was no breeze as Jonathan sat in his…
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Nod Ghosh

Where Your Eyes Used to Be The first time I took you from your grave, there were spaces where your eyes used to be. Your taut middle rippled under my fingers, the patterns in your fur familiar, though the bloating…
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Colleen Maynard

Hands Confronted with the responsibility of viewing the body, it’s good to have as many small tasks to do. Kneeling on the padded bench becomes a slow dance. Contents are now at eye level. Look downcast for reverence (you’re too…
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Gary Fincke

Bear Wrestling   When I climbed into Charley Burchfield’s car, he said he had a surprise for me, something that had to be done right now, June, 1968, because he’d just enlisted in the Marines. We ended up near Youngstown…
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Sherrie Flick and Sam Ligon

After the Fall   Twilight in the garden. Rudy rubbed the tomato plant leaf nearest him and did not call Elaine. Elaine was with Donnie now and Donnie was a philistine, Donnie was a thief. “Donnie came to my house,”…
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