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#HelpSaveGodzilla by Pete McArdle 348

$18.65 by Sophie Isherwood 1563

3 flash fictions by J. A. Tyler 1791

8. Addiction by Steven Lee 740

20 Years by Luis Rivas 2505
In the Presence of the Damned

Abandonment by xTx 2749

A Cautionary Tale of Bike Swapping by Kimberlee Smith 2535

A Dangerous Game by Charlie Skinner 713

Admonishers, The by Helen Nicholls 308

A Free Ticket by Dick Reynolds 2057

Aged Avenger, The by Pete McArdle 1907

A Halloweenie Punkin Story by Tony Byrer 1362

A Hungry Artist by Anna Voisard 902
-A modern take on a classic story by Franz Kafka-

Alien Dreams by Bill Pieper 188

Allen's Way by Larry Blumen 3171

All Smiles by Audrey T. Carroll 7524

A Long and Cold Winter by Jon Beight 491

A Matter Of Convenience by Michael J. Solender 1270

American Werewolf in London Goes Incognito, The by David Moscovich 1152

Among the Nalatari by Tantra Bensko 914

A Mutual Interest by JC Piech 2097

And All My Days Are Trances by Helen Nicholls 1172

And Ye Shall Be Healed by Brian Hartman 1631
(For Cari)

An Evening With the Charles Bukowski of Berlin by M.P. Powers 2288

An Eye Fer An Eye by David Weston 1840

Angela by Daniel Clausen 220

Another Mostly True Story by Robert Masterson 1259

A Nuisance of Noggins by Charles Austin Muir 402

A Nun's Tale by Pete McArdle 3526

Apple, Watch, Penny by Robert Sachs 2521

A Quiet Desperation by Christopher J. Dwyer 1560

ARBOLES DE NAVIDAD by Bud Smith 1636

As a General Rule by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal 1797

Assassinate the DJ by Jeff B Willey 2719

Assignment, The by Josh Olsen 1152

A Stolen Roll of Film by Britta Kim Burdett 1059

A Symphony Of Bumps And Creaks by Michael Stewart 752

A tampon. by Dan Donche 2744

Attack of the Fifty-Five Foot Crab! by Pete McArdle 497

At The Hors d'oeuvre Convention by Tom Janikowski 1814

At the Star Trek Convention by Margaret Karmazin 2899

Audition, The by Lise M. Quintana 695

A Workingman's Blues by Joel Sweeney 627

Bad Influence, The by Debbie Lechtman 397

Basement by Daryn Houston 1731

Bastards Were Everywhere and Would Endure, The by William Taylor Jr 3826

Bayou Scars by Mary Ann Loesch 2146

Bear That Ruined Academic Careers, The by Michael Giddings 1191

Bedside Manner by Ben Drinen 1451

Before Tomorrow by DB Cox 1361

Ben the Bear by Mike Hancock 4590

Best of Both Worlds, The by Steven Gulvezan 188

BETRAYAL by David Sparenberg 1249

Between Living and Dying by Ally Malinenko 2231

Bicycle, The by Shannon Lane 2095

Big Dipper, The by Kathleen Radigan 2188

Big Top by Jon Tait 1170

Billy Hit The Train by Larry Blumen 1212

Binoculars by Patricia Grant 1519

Bipolar by Timothy Gager 2102

Black Friday by Brandon Tietz 4244

BLEEDING OUT by Andy Meisenheimer 451

Bobby by Suvi Mahonen 1185

Bordello by Alex Martin 2160

Bottled in Chicago by DB Cox 1869
For Rod Serling and Charles Beaumont

Boxer - a fable, The by Ben Loory 1487

Breathe by Mitch Lavender 877

Bridge, The by Lana Casiello-Boyle 2182

Brimstone Pillow by M.E. Parker 3083

Bring Me An Apple With No Worms by Catfish McDaris 1317

Brogan’s Summer Break by Andy Henion 1215

Broken Hearts Are For Assholes by J. K. Cody 1162

Bucket Head by Bill Ectric 2721

Buffalo Nickel, The by Clifford K. Watkins 3764

Bumble Off To Bethlehem by Pete McArdle 1393

Burning Hot Girls by Pela Via 4430

Burrowing by Kathleen Radigan 1608

Button Pusher, The by Leopold McGinnis 1947

Caledonia’s Boxes by David P. Press 890

Cali Lean, The by Olvard Liche Smith 1697

Call Me Mister by Paul Corman-Roberts 2734

Cantilever by Pete Stevens 1587

Carter’s Gift by Dave Dulberg 800

Case of the Girl Who Never Went Out, The by Larry Blumen 334

Celia by Josh Olsen 847

Channeling by Timothy Gager 1755

Chestnut Street by Mitchell Waldman 3803

Chicken Man, The by Paula Sophia Schonauer 5167

Choonakhul by Ashwin Parulkar 964

Claude by Jennifer McCarthy 2278

Clean Sheets by Bryan Howie 1789

Cold Like Being Afraid by Cindy Kelly Benabderrahman 2618

College Material by Louis Wittig 1306

Comanche Killer by David S. Pointer 1081

Comeback, The by George L. Sparling 822

Coming In Their Baleful Urgency by Mark James Andrews 1552

Consequences by Jim Chandler 1002

Contributors’ Notes You May (or May Not) Have Seen by Sally Houtman 367

Convicted by Damion Hamilton 2800

Corralled by Creppy 1479

Costume Party by JP Reese 827

Crows Who Liked to Listen to the Ramones, The by J. Claudius Cloyd 1810

Cupcake Chronicles #6 by Patricia Carragon 1419
6- Tuesday morning at 9:00, May 13, 2008

Cupcake Chronicles #8 by Patricia Carragon 1321
8- Thursday afternoon after school, September 24, 2008

Cupcake Chronicles #13 by Patricia Carragon 1462

Curtis by Thomas Mundt 1619

Czarninapalooza by Tom Janikowski 1344

Dade County Workhouse Blues by Larry Blumen 1603

Dancing Grandmas by Giridhar Veeramaneni 3440

Dawn in the Valley by Luis Rivas 2634

Dead Reckoning by Tony Pena 1022

Dead Spot by Maureen Lougen 1816

Dear Dr. Shapiro by Tony Battaglia 474

Declan Lamasery by Stephen Rowntree 1362

Deer in Headlights by Nathan Graziano 1723

Denizens Of Hell by M. Keeney 2235

Destined by Greg Eidson 2973

Deviants by Stephen Graham Jones 4286

Die, Priest, Die by George L. Sparling 1433

Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) by G.J. Jensen 339

Dinner Conversation by Cicily Janus 1838

Distinguished Precipice, The by Connor Caddigan 2376

Doctor's Orders by Randi Suzanne Meyer 2314

Dog Catcher, The by Bradley Mason Hamlin 3139

Dogs of Malviya Nagar by Ashwin Parulkar 616

Dog Tags by Kenneth Radu 1597

Do It Yo’self by Jack Saunders 1152
--editor's note: Saunders recently marked his 40th year of writing like a madman. Check out his website: --

Domestic Tranquility by Ken Poyner 473

Don't Fuck Around by jason neese 2103

Doorbell by Eirik Gumeny 2380

Double-Take by Faith Gardner 1484


Draining Audrey by Brent Powers 1171

Dream Job by Holly Woodward 49

Dream With Enough Conviction by Samuel Snoek-Brown 1855

Drummer, The by Ted Gogoll 1980

Dun Horse, The by Edward Ahern 2951

Dying for a Faith by Cynthia Drew 1482

Dyspnea by John Faucett 2245

E-Harmony Connection #54421 by Meg Tuite 1722

Edie by Amy Pence 575

EE's All-You-Can by Mickey J. Corrigan 694

Eester Egg by David W. Fry 2677

Eight Little Sausages by Julia Kennedy 437

Electric Ukulele Lady Land Band, The by Ashwin Parulkar 1803

Elegy by David Sparenberg 901

Elegy for The Old Republic by Michael Gillan Maxwell 1018

Engorged by Aleathia Drehmer 838

Erin Just Wouldn't Eat by Rhys Milsom 2376

Everything That Keeps Me Together Is Falling Apart by Ted Jackins 3550

Exit Nothing by Pat King 1687

EXIT THE EDITOR by Steven Gulvezan 2570
A Micro-Novel in Two Books and Eight Parts

Explode by Damion Hamilton 2030

Exposure by Lewis J. Beilman III 1261

Eye Sees More, The by George L. Sparling 732

Facts Of A Life by Marion de Booy Wentzien 592

Faking It by Larry Blumen 833

Family Reunion by Tom Simmons 808

Family Reunion by Brian Biunno 2612

Felix by HC Eversole 1525

Final Final Chapter, The by Bud Smith 1258

First Kiss by F.N. Wright 2031

Flash in the Pan by Sally Houtman 342
A quick and easy recipe for flash fiction.

Flat, The by George L. Sparling 1178

Fleas, Love, and Understanding by Pete McArdle 1461

Flesh by Pete McArdle 71

For Being There by Joan Hoekstra 1830

Found by the Sheppard by Giridhar Veeramaneni 2127

Four Days of Rain by Michael LaRosa 3444

Friend, The by Silvia Villalobos 906

From Her Fingers Drip Tiny Words by Gabino Iglesias 682

Fuck Machine, The by Jon Bennett 830

Full Service by G. David Schwartz 2276

Games by Silvia Villalobos 1344

Ghostlike by John H. Matthews 1484

Ghost of the Gun, The by Brian Hobbs 403

Ghosts of Alvarado Street, The by Aurelia Lorca 1139

Girl Talk by Max Andrew 1165

Grace's Chair by Dai Akaboshi 579

Grouse Ridge by Bill Pieper 2495

Halloween and Neo Paganism at the Library by Mark James Andrews 2054

Halloween At The Gym by Zarina Zabrisky 1708

Hamburger by Victor Schwartzman 1452

Hannah's Ascent by Rachel Stern 1516

Happenstance by Natasha Gdansk 1357

Hard America by John Bruce 2314

Harlot by DM Morales 1069

Harry, Francis, and the Language of Love by Rupan Malakin 888

Harvest by David Morris 1307

Havana Corazon Alma by J.K. Dark 285

Hawkwood Monster, The by Jarek Moore 1960

Her Beautiful Oldness by Jerald Matters 801

Her Fairytale by Elizabeth Walk 678

Her Ironing-Board Stomach by Roberta Verdant 2844

Heroin Wings by Zarina Zabrisky 2428

Hey, Chinese kid! by Josh Olsen 1426

Hines Park by Josh Olsen 1302

His Father's Eyes by Drew McCoy 1405

His Grand Vision by Shawn Misener 1007

History of a Dead Man by George L. Sparling 1279

Honey, Soft and Slow by Angel Luis Colon 590

Honey-Hued Eyes by Zarina Zabrisky 574

Hope In The Tenderloin by Aurelia Lorca 440

House on the Corner, The by Glenn A Bruce 847

How's Your Sister? by Anne Goodwin 1067

Hunter by Kenneth Weene 2558

Hybrid Beastiary by AE Reiff 3443

I'm From Electric Peak by Bud Smith 2150

I, the Vacant, Gaze by Bill Ectric 113

Iceman, The by Fred Skolnik 2023

If and Then by Chris Lambert 416

In All Innocence by Eddie Martell 536

Incubator by Karley Bayer 924

In Praise of Female Parts by Anne Goodwin 718

Interim by Nancy Christie 1198

In the Age of Gerardo by Matthew Vasiliauskas 1699

Issue of the Watch, The by Grant Catton 2625

I Stopped Reading the Newspaper by Margaret Karmazin 2430

It'd be a process by J. Edward Vanno 1959

iTunes Front Page Guy, The by Leopold McGinnis 840

I’d Fuck Becky Green by h. l. nelson 1224

Jackson's Folly by Mary Senter 208

Jasmine, Wilting In The Garden by Richard Corrigan 1558

Jenny by Jack Isaak 1927

Jersey Shore by Bobby Sauro 3439

Job's Tears by Ron Burch 460

Job Interview by RW Watkins 2141

John, The by Candice Carnes 1109

Johnny Strikes up the Band by Libby Cudmore 2563

Jolene by Matthew Ulland 1281

Jury Duty by Josh Olsen 1315

Just a Bucket by Tom Janikowski 650

Kamikaze by Samuel Snoek-Brown 2157

Kleptomania by Ally Malinenko 3094

Klippinger, Minnesota by Adam R. Burnett 3130

Lakshmi by Ashwin Parulkar 1142

LA LOTERÍA by Ben Reese 295

Lament for Janet by Larry Blumen 2566

Landscape of Worry by Kim Farleigh 3185

Las Chinches by Jesse Myner 927

Last Club On Earth, The by Fawzy Zablah 3442
*previously appeared in LitVision*

Legend of Eddie and Lola, The by William Taylor Jr 2342

Licorice Stick Polka by Michael Dwayne Smith 953

Limbo by Eric Johnsen 1300

Lips by David Owain Hughes 2282

Listening to Avro Pärt by Fred Skolnik 755

Little Puffs of Air by HC Eversole 194

Lives of the Poets II, The by William Taylor Jr 2480

Look, The by Noah Cicero 1234

Loop by Pete McArdle 1389

Lopsided Smile by Stephen Mander 337

LOVE by Zack Wilson 1848

Lulu in the Year of Gatsby by Gary Percesepe 1366

Lying Day by Bradford Philen 1371

Lying in a Creek by James Dunlap 1333

Magma Bodies by John Kuligowski 1278

Mall Can Be Murder, The by Mickey J. Corrigan 263

Manhattan, Sunday Morning by JP Reese 1512

Manhattan Love Story: The Zen of Losing Weight by Kyle Hemmings 613
Tundra, and Judy Garland Once Lived Next Door

Man I Built from Stone, The by Anthony Spaeth 1919

Man with Patches on His Pants, The by J. Claudius Cloyd 1971

Maple Leaf, The by Nathan Graziano 1451

Margarita Baby by Bradley Mason Hamlin 1757

Marinate by Josh Olsen 785

Market Street Blues by Tony Pena 524

McUNIVERSE by Danger Slater 18396

Memories Of Flatworms, The by Ann Eveleigh 1458

Menopause Yoga Studio by Dylan Gilbert 1752

Mercy by Mick Rose 1927

Midnight Run of 64, The by David McGinnis 1616

Mitt Romney's Phone Number by Newamba Flamingo 1979

Mixed by Aidan Hailes 1359

MOBTOWN by RD Armstrong 603

Moose Accident by Nathan Graziano 1677

Moron and Marciano, The by Charlie Skinner 1509

Movie Stars by Miguel Gardel 2937

Mr. Blackistani by Ali Eteraz 2318

Mr. Thursday by Dude Wallers 2862

Muddy Boots by Michael J. Solender 673

Mummer's Dance, The by Nancy Hightower 1066

Murdered Sleep by Vyatcheslav Bart 2277

Murphy's Wake by Steve Wheeler 1821

Musketball by Tom Janikowski 1740

My Fainting Goat Farm by Melanie Seal 816

My Farsi Boyfriend by Robin Ray 3642

My Mother the Nigger by Noah Cicero 3056

My office by Josh Olsen 1343

Mythical Philadelphia by J.C.D. Kerwin 823

Myths of Elvis by William Stobb 79

Nazi Next Door, The by Mitchell Waldman 3812

Nazi Underpants by Steven Gulvezan 1566

Negotiations with Gilligan by Forrest Aguirre 1135

New Sick, The by Gavin Pate 1968

NICO by Ted Gogoll 677

No Gold Watch by Pete McArdle 504

No Service by Raymond Hutson 1985

No Sirens, Just Lights by Zachary Moll 1647
--editor's note: this is a work of fiction, based on a true event--

Nothing is Free by Paula Sophia Schonauer 2857

Nyet Troika by M.E. Parker 1342

Olde Mission, The by Brandon Figliolino 799

Old Weather Vane by Matt Rowan 2016

On Death Row by Jared Blakely 723

One Loose Screw by Brian Hobbs 834

On Improvements Outside The Box by Frank Sloan 474

On The Rock by Christina Hoag 2001

Open Your Eyes by Edward J Rathke 1947

Organ City by Pat King 2341

Origin of My Bad Behaviour, The by Helen Nicholls 46

Other Side, The by Mario J Gonzales 5480

P & J Sandwiches by Kent L Johnson 1570

P.S. - Thanks For the Beer by Aleksei Nelaev 462

Parker, At The Side Of The Road by Chuck Augello 1384

Party, The by Luis Rivas 1747

Paulo by Michael Dwayne Smith 749

Pawn by Colin O'Sullivan 2337

Pearls in Formation by Brent Powers 1735

Pebbles and Berries by H. Jacob Buller 1478

Pecs Of Steel Fitness Center by Dylan Gilbert 1520

People's Republic by Mark Staniforth 471

Petals On A Wet Black Bough by Kirpal 1468

Picket Fence by Morgan Roberts 1189

Piggy Ferguson Uber Alles by Marc Olmsted 613

Pink Light by Gary V. Powell 323

Pivotal Moments by Marion de Booy Wentzien 677

Plant, The by Chris Lambert 1419

Plant v. Page by Colin McKay Miller 2379

Please Don't Eat The Fish by Len Kuntz 2184

Pockets by Melanie Browne 278

Poisoned Apples by Cindy Rosmus 2048

Posh Shop by Edward Wells II 2444

present is a gift, the by Richard Paris Wilson 1565

Princess Fantasia at Château Kilo by Woodie Stephenson 3875

Proof That God Loves Us And Wants Us To Be Happy by Robb Todd 3754

Proverbs 19:17 by Josh Olsen 204

Pubic Lice Affair, The by Joseph Ridgwell 2378

Puffed Up by Rudy Koshar 370

Pumpkin Bones by Dan Morin 1826

Pursuit, The by HC Eversole 1683

Putting Patriot Down by Jeremy Maddux 2136

Quangelists by George L. Sparling 1832

Real Beasts by Brandon A.M. 1208

Recession Hits the 'Burbs, The by Dylan Gilbert 1898

Redemption by Jefferson Burnett 3502

Red Fez and Pancakes by Craig Wallwork 2732

Red Splooge by Doc Sigerson 1389

Remembering Ray by F.N. Wright 1602

Revelation by Doug Mathewson 707

Roz and Rick by Mark James Andrews 2116

Runaways by Andy Henion 2545

Safety or Security by Spencer Carvalho 851

Santa and Co. by Kaylin Boehme 710

Save Me, Frog Eyes by Brady Dale 1904

Scarecrow by Cindy Kelly Benabderrahman 950

Scorpion, The by Wes Henricksen 904
-a new interpretation on the ancient tale-

SCOTT SCOTT by Bob Johnston 938

Scout by Bud Smith 2325

Screen Door Slams by KG Newman 1239

Screw Cupid by F.N. Wright 2086

Seduction by Pickle by Dean West 1107

Seeing God by E.E. Barnes 2339

Segue by Peg Steiner 1607

SENIOR PROJECT by Bill Pieper 1908

Seven Sagacious Days by Clint Cherepa 929

Sex, Drugs, and Metaphysics: the Breakup Memoirs by Jennifer McCartin 3153

Sheriff Andy Taylor and My Wife’s Best Friend by Kip Hanson 3651

Sheshu the Philosopher by Giridhar Veeramaneni 2198

Shoot by Josh Olsen 1116

Side Effects Include by John Gifford 2599

Sightings of a Black Bear at the Lake by Bradford Philen 1199

Simulacrum by Adam Moorad 1497

Sincerity by Michelle Ong 1690

Situations, The by Colin O'Sullivan 1576

Sketches Of Chris by Aurelia Lorca 988

Skinny Girl by Carla Sarett 2326

Smith by Jon A. Beadle 1099

Snap-Snap by David P. Press 45

Snow Angel by Leopold McGinnis 3207

Snowsuit, The by Hannah Thurman 1873

Soldiers by Daniel Davis 1521

Spinning the Wheel by Jon Beight 1382

Standard Response, The by Christine Nichols 129

Stanley by Victor Schwartzman 1296

Star 69 by Bradley Mason Hamlin 2871

Star Dust by Tony Battaglia 986

State of Shock by David P. Press 671

Stella is Crying by Leopold McGinnis 2296

Still Alive by Samuel Snoek-Brown 1653

Stomachache by ani smith 2981

Stories That Defy Literary Conventions by M.V. Montgomery 1309
A single piece consisting of four boldly iconoclastic flash fiction segments.

Summer of Gypsie Hendricks, The by Joan Hoekstra 1997

Swallowing Pride by J. A. Tyler 1213

Sweet by Walker Smart 635

Taking Care of Myself by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal 1568

Tale from a Tub by Ben Nardolilli 1935

Tales Of Bewilderment And Angst by M.V. Montgomery 784

Talker by Steven Gowin 474

Talking Head by Clinton Bryant 1212

Teeth by Aidan Hailes 1280

Thank God for Dave by Paul Corman-Roberts 1359

That Fucking Dog by Newamba Flamingo 6032

That Obituary Summer by John Palen 1375

That stink by Josh Olsen 2027

That Summer by Mike Boyle 978

Then I… by Josh Olsen 772

The Secret Life of Dr. Marty Walters by Pete McArdle 1483
Homage to "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

These People Are Sick by Gabriel Ricard 803

Thief, The by Robert Vaughan 1402

Things That Give An Uneasy Feeling by Miriam Sagan 179

Third Sunday of the Month, The by Brian Hobbs 425

This is Not for You by Edward J Rathke 2321

Three Critiques - The Planetary Series by Helena R. Duncan 777

Three Shorts: Rite, Professor X Circles The Darin, Preston by Mary Beth OConnor 1055

Thrill Show by W.C. Bamberger 2218

Time Travel by Toni Ann Johnson 738

Tips For Mariokart: Election Dash by David Rawson 841

Tits Like White Elephants by D.N. Anderson 2005

Tofu Dogs on the Corner of Queen St W and Spadina by Mike Lafontaine 769

To Have the Ass by Sean Pravica 3443

To My Widow by Stephen Moles 2855

TO SMOKE THE HOOKAHS by Samuel Snoek-Brown 684

Total Rapport by Victor Schwartzman 1566

Touching The Cracks by Robert Nordstrom 467

Train Wreck by Frank Sloan 237

Transalphabetical by Carissa Halston 1897

Transfer, The by J.D. Finch 1619

Transgressions by Andy Henion 805

Tuesday by Brian Hartman 2932

Tuesday Morning at the Sad Motel by William Taylor Jr 2410

Two Dogs by Steve Wheeler 1893

Two Weeks in Hell's Kitchen by Mike Boyle 2364

Ugly by Andrew Lander 1484

Unaccustomed Mercy by DB Cox 1552

UNDEAD by Jeff Chon 3788

Undertaking Elmer by Joan Hoekstra 1464

Unnameable, The by Stephen Rowntree 1029

U People by Ashwin Parulkar 1884


VIKINGS by Rich Cronborg 1066

Vineyard, The by Jennifer Lesh 279

Voyeurs, The by Erika D. Price 1380

Waiting Game, The by Theo McCauley 589

Wallace in Wonderland by Pete McArdle 3762

Watch What You Wish For by Marion de Booy Wentzien 400

Wedding, The by Darlene P. Campos 1753

Wednesday for Dick by Brandon A.M. 843

What Are Friends For by S.C. Wade 1256

What February Feels Like by Ronit Feinglass Plank 2454

What Happened To Lorraine by Andy Meisenheimer 1039

What I Know About Love by Marion de Booy Wentzien 1473

What We Keep by Bryan Howie 1625

When Angie Broke Up by BC Petrakos 814

Where The Cowboys Are by Larry Blumen 2354

White Trash Rumble by Andy Henion 2316

Why Such Damned Blues? by Jason Lancaster Cooney 11358

William by Joel Sweeney 1484

Wind Chimes of Happiness by Clifford K. Watkins 2610

Wishbone by Jason M. Heim 1375

Witness For The Prosecution by James Claffey 899

Words by Matt Micheli 2148

Working by William Taylor Jr 28814

Working and Thinking by Frank Sloan 596

Writer's Conversation with Husband by Gloria Garfunkel 597

XOS 2 Exoskeleton by Zach Hamilton 611

Yellow Pelican Case by herocious 1786

You've Seen The Gypsy by Karley Bayer 1170

You Are That by Stephen James Moore 994

You Can't Always Get What You Want by Brian Anderson 355

You Don't See Any of This by Rasmenia Massoud 252