flash fiction

Communion

I wake with my period, first since the miscarriage. I wake to the sound of my daughter Lucy talking to herself with her Barbies, saying troubling little things....

I Have to Ask

I want to ask the man standing in line in front of me where he’s from, but people don’t do that anymore. This was always a big city with no small talk. The fact...

The Truth About Alaskan Rivers

Afterwards, we try to do trig homework, but Taylor’s still upset about what happened in gym class, so he turns on the TV. In the middle of the doom-and-gloom lo...

Three Likely Stories

1. The man sat in a booth, rolling a peach from hand to hand. A waitress pushing a mop called to him that it was closing time. But I haven't ordered yet, he ...

Collage

Eileen possessed sub-par legs. She was born with weird, fragile bones that kept her inside when other children were outside. She strove for positivity. She love...

The Lover

Janice Janice was growing tired of losing her friends and lovers to bigger and better things than herself. But by the time she recognized the pattern, she ha...