Category Archives: Flash Fiction

North

After the worst summer of our lives comes autumn. The trees explode with color. You call me while I’m washing the dishes, and I pick up the phone with soapy hands, the water dripping down my arms to my elbows. … Continue reading

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It Begins With a Dangerous Dream

Those first few moments of the day are the best. The seconds where you slip out of sleep and into your conscious life, but before you are quite aware of it; nothing makes sense. Dreams fade behind you and the … Continue reading

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Bruises

I woke up to burning sunshine. The sheets were crumpled from our bodies and I could hear him urinating in the bathroom. My eyes were crusty with day-old mascara. I sat up halfway, felt the sheets sliding around my naked … Continue reading

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The Grand Line

My great-uncle Morris worked at the Grand Line Bar & Grill for 39 years. He started washing dishes there when he was seventeen and then slowly moved up in the world. Now he was dying of cancer and the only … Continue reading

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Black Widow

We called her the black widow. Said she used boys like kleenex. I think I remember this before I remember her last name. Maybe we were all the jealous girls who wished we could look like her, wished we could sing … Continue reading

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Scene

November snows early. She drives without thinking, knowing every turn in town, taking each road and corner by instinct, until she puts the truck in park in front of his silver trailer, at once distant and familiar. The ice is … Continue reading

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