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Seal-Skin Blood

by Kirsty Logan

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D4: Wasp’s Nest

by Andrew Kaufman

The latest in this surreal and heartfelt microfiction serial about people faced with obstacles on their journeys into the afterlife. Read it now!

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The Oughts

by Richard Rosenbaum

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Scuzzy Love
by Curtis Snider

A woman wakes up in bed beside her ex-boyfriend and is at loss to explain how she got there. Inexplicably drawn to stay, she scours every square inch of the apartment they used to share, noting the traces of her presence that linger on, as well as the empty spots that conspicuously mark her absence. The deeper she digs, the more she understands how imperfect her relationship was – and the less willing she is to come up for air. Read Excerpt

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by Naomi K. Lewis

As a boy, Timmy (Sir Timothy Brian F. the Fantabulous) tells tall, tragic tales to get attention from the adults in his life - particular his busy mother and Dr. Bass, his nerdy-cool neighbour. As a young man, his escalating lies destroy his relationships, alienate his loved ones, and land him in hot water with police. But that doesn’t stop him from crying wolf again and again. Read Excerpt

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by Suad Ali

Noor, living in Dubai with her Canadian boyfriend, is caught between two worlds. Over the course of several conversations – really, lectures - regarding Peter’s thoughts on her culture, Noor’s mind wanders to the family she left behind, remembering the ideas about women and modesty that were impressed upon her from a young age. Reflecting on the contradictions inherent in all cultures, Noor decides to take her life in her own hands in a surprising way. Read Excerpt

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Everything Must Go
by Jeff Dupuis

A man in the throes of a breakup is selling all of his possessions on Kijiji and Craigslist. Greg’s couch, his VHS tapes, obsolete desktop computer, and cow-shaped clock – it all must go. Between pot smoking, pizza eating, and watching Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope, he meets with would-be buyers, taking his old life apart piece by discount piece in order to figure out what went wrong. Read Excerpt

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Fat Albert
by Andrew Forbes

An electrical engineer who has lost almost everything - his marriage, his job, his father - retreats to his garage to re-evaluate and reorganize the various loose ends of his life, and ends up assembling a thermonuclear device instead. Read Excerpt

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All the New Things (April 2014)
New releases! A long-awaited collection! A free story! A giveaway! Flash fiction!


Fiction from Friends

A group of women lined up for the bathroom for the brothel for the firing squadhuddled around a cell phone a warming fire a wad of cashgathered at the coffee shop the abortion clinic [...]
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Source: Paper Darts


ShortLitCrit Reviews & Commentary

>>Published: April 2014 I make one more transformation: I transform myself back into a human. More precisely, I transform back to my former self—although I make myself just a few inches taller and with bigger biceps. I look at my watch and see that it is almost four o’clock in the [...]
Wed, Apr 16, 2014
Source: Backlisted