flash fiction

The Arc of the Birch

I have fallen in love with a birch tree. Tomorrow my husband will remove it, a killing he presented as a fait accompli last weekend after plying me with cocktai...

bill

i want to buy a peking duck but i need some money i need to get a receipt for the duck because i am hungryi have to buy a duck because i am hungry for it ...

In the Jade City

The Red RopeThe abortionist lives in the jade city, in a maisonette tucked beneath the jasper bridge. A red rope hangs from the doorknob. After school, her ...

Custom / Conditional

The Rodeo Queen disappeared. This happened during the parade. She felt so wonderful, everyone in town watching, she deer-legged and waving from the back of a Fo...

A Search

Susan’s computer pulls up acronyms. Message-Oriented Middleware. Metal-on-Metal, as in hip surgery. Milk of Magnesia. Made of Money. She puts her finger to her ...

Sapphires

You realize suddenly that you are made of sapphires.It is the middle of the night and the wind shuffles across the complex lawn and the fridge hums and the ...

New Business

With only one non-binary and two masculine-of-center members, the group of friends was decidedly femme-heavy. Nomi announced this during New Business, with Priy...

Inscription, from E

It’s the hour before sunset, when the light starts to get all hazy. Brae brings Jonathan to the park then, because there are likely to be less people around. Th...

Milk

When the woman dropped the milk it was a full gallon jug she dropped and it quickly spread into a cold white pool on the dark green kitchen floor. The cat, quie...