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Flash Fiction
dear creatures


by Kirsty Logan

“my girlfriend listened to her band’s 4-track demo on repeat which i’d told her was like wanking in front of the mirror” Read more

Find out how you can win a copy of Kirsty’s Scott Prize-winning debut collection, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales.

Ways Into Heaven
D4: Wasp’s Nest


by Andrew Kaufman

“The white pearly Gates of Heaven shone in front of her, as did the enormous golden lock that held them closed.” Read more

The latest from a surreal and heartfelt microfiction serial about people faced with obstacles on their journeys into the afterlife.

Short Story
The Oughts


by Richard Rosenbaum

“And if you don’t get that guitar of yours fixed by then I swear to fucking Apollo I will impale you through the lungs with it, do you hear me?” Read more

Find out how you can win a copy of Richard’s debut book, Raise Some Shell.

 

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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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Wolves
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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Submission
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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Subscriber Library Gems


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Last Judgment, The
by by Maria Meindl

Charlotte is on the cusp of adolescence, and her world is being turned upside down. Unable to turn to her distant mother or absent father, she searches for guidance on the streets of downtown Toronto—and discovers God (or some version of Him) in the gutter. Read Excerpt

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From the Blog


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

 

Fiction from Friends


Mr. Sherlock Holmes was seated at the breakfast table toying with his empty syringe while I stood upon the hearthrug examining the stick that had been accidentally left behind by one of our visitors the previous evening. It was a curious item, the sort of thing you could imagine being [...]
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
Source: Fwriction: Review

 

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