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Flash Fiction chosen by H. L. Nelson of Cease, Cows
“Domestic Noir” gives the reader the barest thrilling details about this woman and her ‘case’. Unlike typical noir, there is nary a man in sight.
In “My Friends Live on My Bed”, humor is used as a band-aid. But it is ripped off at the end and the reader sees that the wound is much larger.
“A Lover” uses a surreal-seeming anecdote to depict the narrator’s changing view of relationships and love.
In “Exorcism,” the psychological thriller/horror element is utilized effectively, building up to an explosive ending.
Flash Fiction chosen by Grace Black of Three Line Thursday
The depth of character conveyed by the writer is delicious in this micro story. The pacing and careful word choice create an enticing read that lingers.
The Molotov Cocktail is dependable for delivering the best home cooked variety of flash, and this story was no exception. The desperation is palpable.
“First Date” by Aaron J. Housholder via Wyvern Lit
This is flash that grabs you from the beginning and drags you through to the end without letting you stop to adjust your collar. And then you pause and swallow and read it again.
“Unsolicited Advice to Adolescent Girls the Summer Before Heading East” by Anna Meister via The Bohemyth
I love poetry that doesn’t know its poetry. Poetry that can fumble around in bed like two teenagers and come out the other side with a new perspective on life, or a moment. Raw, gritty, real.