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$18.65 by Sophie Isherwood 1189

3 flash fictions by J. A. Tyler 1664

8. Addiction by Steven Lee 432

20 Years by Luis Rivas 2209
In the Presence of the Damned

Abandonment by xTx 2556

A Cautionary Tale of Bike Swapping by Kimberlee Smith 2305

A Dangerous Game by Charlie Skinner 514

Admonishers, The by Helen Nicholls 152

A Free Ticket by Dick Reynolds 1449

Aged Avenger, The by Pete McArdle 1482

A Halloweenie Punkin Story by Tony Byrer 1097

A Hungry Artist by Anna Voisard 697
-A modern take on a classic story by Franz Kafka-

All Smiles by Audrey T. Carroll 7015

A Long and Cold Winter by Jon Beight 400

A Matter Of Convenience by Michael J. Solender 1119

American Werewolf in London Goes Incognito, The by David Moscovich 1034

Among the Nalatari by Tantra Bensko 683

A Mutual Interest by JC Piech 1736

And All My Days Are Trances by Helen Nicholls 763

And Ye Shall Be Healed by Brian Hartman 1334
(For Cari)

An Evening With the Charles Bukowski of Berlin by M.P. Powers 2028

An Eye Fer An Eye by David Weston 1422

Angela by Daniel Clausen 92

Another Mostly True Story by Robert Masterson 1070

A Nuisance of Noggins by Charles Austin Muir 322

A Nun's Tale by Pete McArdle 2887

Apple, Watch, Penny by Robert Sachs 2249

A Quiet Desperation by Christopher J. Dwyer 1302

ARBOLES DE NAVIDAD by Bud Smith 1297

As a General Rule by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal 1739

Assassinate the DJ by Jeff B Willey 2341

Assignment, The by Josh Olsen 966

A Stolen Roll of Film by Britta Kim Burdett 705

A Symphony Of Bumps And Creaks by Michael Stewart 664

A tampon. by Dan Donche 2524

At The Hors d'oeuvre Convention by Tom Andrews 1714

At the Star Trek Convention by Margaret Karmazin 2417

Audition, The by Lise M. Quintana 373

Bad Influence, The by Debbie Lechtman 295

Basement by Daryn Houston 1522

Bastards Were Everywhere and Would Endure, The by William Taylor Jr. 3428

Bayou Scars by Mary Ann Loesch 1833

Bear That Ruined Academic Careers, The by Michael Giddings 995

Bedside Manner by Ben Drinen 1221

Before Tomorrow by DB Cox 1157

Ben the Bear by Mike Hancock 3980

BETRAYAL by David Sparenberg 1167

Between Living and Dying by Ally Malinenko 1994

Bicycle, The by Shannon Lane 1446

Big Dipper, The by Kathleen Radigan 2039

Big Top by Jon Tait 1097

Binoculars by Patricia Grant 1138

Bipolar by Timothy Gager 2007

Black Friday by Brandon Tietz 3883

BLEEDING OUT by Andy Meisenheimer 285

Bobby by Suvi Mahonen 956

Bordello by Alex Martin 1834

Bottled in Chicago by DB Cox 1656
For Rod Serling and Charles Beaumont

Boxer - a fable, The by Ben Loory 1324

Breathe by Mitch Lavender 701

Bridge, The by Lana Casiello-Boyle 1945

Brimstone Pillow by M.E. Parker 2636

Bring Me An Apple With No Worms by Catfish McDaris 1223

Brogan’s Summer Break by Andy Henion 850

Broken Hearts Are For Assholes by J. K. Cody 1082

Bucket Head by Bill Ectric 2361

Buffalo Nickel, The by Clifford K. Watkins 2983

Bumble Off To Bethlehem by Pete McArdle 816

Burning Hot Girls by Pela Via 3931

Burrowing by Kathleen Radigan 1511

Button Pusher, The by Leopold McGinnis 1756

Caledonia’s Boxes by David P. Press 628

Cali Lean, The by Olvard Liche Smith 1163

Call Me Mister by Paul Corman-Roberts 2451

Cantilever by Pete Stevens 1085

Carter’s Gift by Dave Dulberg 548

Celia by Josh Olsen 691

Channeling by Timothy Gager 1671

Chestnut Street by Mitchell Waldman 3230

Chicken Man, The by Paula Sophia Schonauer 4252

Choonakhul by Ashwin Parulkar 836

Claude by Jennifer McCarthy 2026

Clean Sheets by Bryan Howie 1403

Cold Like Being Afraid by Cindy Kelly Benabderrahman 2048

College Material by Louis Wittig 1140

Comanche Killer by David S. Pointer 885

Comeback, The by George Sparling 618

Coming In Their Baleful Urgency by Mark James Andrews 1322

Consequences by Jim Chandler 886

Contributors’ Notes You May (or May Not) Have Seen by Sally Houtman 310

Convicted by Damion Hamilton 2560

Corralled by Creppy 1252

Costume Party by JP Reese 653

Crows Who Liked to Listen to the Ramones, The by J. Claudius Cloyd 1543

Cupcake Chronicles #6 by Patricia Carragon 1336
6- Tuesday morning at 9:00, May 13, 2008

Cupcake Chronicles #8 by Patricia Carragon 1247
8- Thursday afternoon after school, September 24, 2008

Cupcake Chronicles #13 by Patricia Carragon 1346

Curtis by Thomas Mundt 1461

Czarninapalooza by Tom Andrews 1240

Dancing Grandmas by Giridhar Veeramaneni 2967

Dawn in the Valley by Luis Rivas 2340

Dead Reckoning by Tony Pena 836

Dead Spot by Maureen Lougen 1478

Dear Dr. Shapiro by Tony Battaglia 331

Declan Lamasery by Stephen Rowntree 1277

Deer in Headlights by Nathan Graziano 1626

Denizens Of Hell by M. Keeney 1726

Destined by Greg Eidson 2627

Deviants by Stephen Graham Jones 3676

Die, Priest, Die by George Sparling 1113

Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) by G.J. Jensen 69

Dinner Conversation by Cicily Janus 1560

Distinguished Precipice, The by Connor Caddigan 1794

Doctor's Orders by Randi Suzanne Meyer 1696

Dog Catcher, The by Bradley Mason Hamlin 2854

Dogs of Malviya Nagar by Ashwin Parulkar 508

Dog Tags by Kenneth Radu 1351

Do It Yo’self by Jack Saunders 960
--editor's note: Saunders recently marked his 40th year of writing like a madman. Check out his website: --

Domestic Tranquility by Ken Poyner 391

Don't Fuck Around by jason neese 1945

Doorbell by Eirik Gumeny 2076

Double-Take by Faith Gardner 1406


Draining Audrey by Brent Powers 978

Dream With Enough Conviction by Samuel Snoek-Brown 1713

Drummer, The by Ted Gogoll 1416

Dun Horse, The by Edward Ahern 2532

Dying for a Faith by Cynthia Drew 1238

Dyspnea by John Faucett 1954

E-Harmony Connection #54421 by Meg Tuite 1612

Edie by Amy Pence 412

EE's All-You-Can by Mickey J. Corrigan 281

Eester Egg by David W. Fry 2254

Eight Little Sausages by Julia Kennedy 333

Electric Ukulele Lady Land Band, The by Ashwin Parulkar 1640

Elegy by David Sparenberg 844

Elegy for The Old Republic by Michael Gillan Maxwell 789

Engorged by Aleathia Drehmer 771

Erin Just Wouldn't Eat by Rhys Milsom 2159

Everything That Keeps Me Together Is Falling Apart by Ted Jackins 2876

Exit Nothing by Pat King 1520

EXIT THE EDITOR by Steven Gulvezan 2317
A Micro-Novel in Two Books and Eight Parts

Explode by Damion Hamilton 1697

Exposure by Lewis J. Beilman III 994

Eye Sees More, The by George L. Sparling 532

Facts Of A Life by Marion de Booy Wentzien 517

Family Reunion by Tom Simmons 606

Family Reunion by Brian Biunno 1982

Felix by HC Eversole 1169

Final Final Chapter, The by Bud Smith 928

First Kiss by F.N. Wright 1823

Flash in the Pan by Sally Houtman 181
A quick and easy recipe for flash fiction.

Flat, The by George L. Sparling 952

Fleas, Love, and Understanding by Pete McArdle 894

For Being There by Joan Hoekstra 1675

Found by the Sheppard by Giridhar Veeramaneni 1729

Four Days of Rain by Michael LaRosa 2824

Friend, The by Silvia Villalobos 555

From Her Fingers Drip Tiny Words by Gabino Iglesias 336

Fuck Machine, The by Jon Bennett 579

Full Service by G. David Schwartz 1942

Games by Silvia Villalobos 1081

Ghostlike by John H. Matthews 1157

Ghost of the Gun, The by Brian J Hobbs 246

Ghosts of Alvarado Street, The by Aurelia Lorca 763

Girl Talk by Max Andrew 851

Grace's Chair by Dai Akaboshi 368

Grouse Ridge by Bill Pieper 1860

Halloween and Neo Paganism at the Library by Mark James Andrews 1883

Halloween At The Gym by Zarina Zabrisky 1378

Hamburger by Victor Schwartzman 1353

Hannah's Ascent by Rachel Stern 1116

Happenstance by Natasha Gdansk 1237

Hard America by John Bruce 1831

Harlot by DM Morales 812

Harry, Francis, and the Language of Love by Rupan Malakin 777

Harvest by David Morris 1138

Hawkwood Monster, The by Jarek Moore 1536

Her Beautiful Oldness by Jerald Matters 551

Her Fairytale by Elizabeth Walk 203

Her Ironing-Board Stomach by Roberta Verdant 2628

Heroin Wings by Zarina Zabrisky 2102

Hey, Chinese kid! by Josh Olsen 1317

Hines Park by Josh Olsen 1206

His Father's Eyes by Drew McCoy 1252

His Grand Vision by Shawn Misener 925

History of a Dead Man by George L. Sparling 1116

Honey, Soft and Slow by Angel Luis Colón 409

Honey-Hued Eyes by Zarina Zabrisky 247

Hope In The Tenderloin by Aurelia Lorca 160

House on the Corner, The by Glenn A Bruce 505

How's Your Sister? by Anne Goodwin 734

Hunter by Kenneth Weene 2313

Hybrid Beastiary by AE Reiff 3060

I'm From Electric Peak by Bud Smith 1356

Iceman, The by Fred Skolnik 1503

If and Then by Christopher JH Lambert 241

In All Innocence by Eddie Martell 414

Incubator by Karley Bayer 739

In Praise of Female Parts by Anne Goodwin 417

Interim by Nancy Christie 844

In the Age of Gerardo by Matthew Vasiliauskas 1483

Issue of the Watch, The by Grant Catton 2179

I Stopped Reading the Newspaper by Margaret Karmazin 1952

It'd be a process by Joel van Noord 1616

iTunes Front Page Guy, The by Leopold McGinnis 443

I’d Fuck Becky Green by h. l. nelson 866

Jasmine, Wilting In The Garden by Richard Corrigan 1179

Jenny by Jack Isaak 1505

Jersey Shore by Bobby Sauro 3234

Job's Tears by Ron Burch 380

Job Interview by R.W. Watkins 1958

John, The by Candice Carnes 760

Johnny Strikes up the Band by Libby Cudmore 2265

Jolene by Matthew Ulland 935

Jury Duty by Josh Olsen 1186

Just a Bucket by Tom Andrews 577

Kamikaze by Samuel Snoek-Brown 1762

Kleptomania by Ally Malinenko 2417

Klippinger, Minnesota by Adam R. Burnett 2556

Lakshmi by Ashwin Parulkar 1001

Landscape of Worry by Kim Farleigh 2500

Las Chinches by Jesse Myner 529

Last Club On Earth, The by Fawzy Zablah 2919
*previously appeared in LitVision*

Legend of Eddie and Lola, The by William Taylor Jr. 1892

Licorice Stick Polka by Michael Dwayne Smith 768

Limbo by Eric Johnsen 992

Lips by David Hughes 1777

Listening to Avro Pärt by Fred Skolnik 513

Lives of the Poets II, The by William Taylor Jr. 2136

Look, The by Noah Cicero 1141

Loop by Pete McArdle 1090

Lopsided Smile by Stephen Mander 136

LOVE by Zack Wilson 1492

Lulu in the Year of Gatsby by Gary Percesepe 992

Lying Day by Bradford Philen 1026

Lying in a Creek by James Dunlap 1105

Magma Bodies by John Kuligowski 1197

Mall Can Be Murder, The by Mickey J. Corrigan 60

Manhattan, Sunday Morning by JP Reese 1412

Manhattan Love Story: The Zen of Losing Weight by Kyle Hemmings 483
Tundra, and Judy Garland Once Lived Next Door

Man I Built from Stone, The by Anthony Spaeth 1615

Man with Patches on His Pants, The by J. Claudius Cloyd 1610

Maple Leaf, The by Nathan Graziano 1334

Margarita Baby by Bradley Mason Hamlin 1379

Marinate by Josh Olsen 687

Market Street Blues by Tony Pena 341

McUNIVERSE by Danger_ Slater 17546

Memories Of Flatworms, The by Ann Eveleigh 1298

Menopause Yoga Studio by Dylan Gilbert 1361

Mercy by Mick Rose 1256

Midnight Run of 64, The by David McGinnis 1507

Mitt Romney's Phone Number by Newamba Flamingo 1632

Mixed by Aidan Hailes 1165

MOBTOWN by RD Armstrong 533

Moose Accident by Nathan Graziano 1584

Moron and Marciano, The by Charlie Skinner 1200

Movie Stars by Miguel Gardel 2576

Mr. Blackistani by Ali Eteraz 1839

Mr. Thursday by Dude Wallers 2546

Muddy Boots by Michael J. Solender 571

Mummer's Dance, The by Nancy Hightower 892

Murdered Sleep by Vyatcheslav Bart 2058

Murphy's Wake by Steve Wheeler 1529

Musketball by Tom Andrews 1652

My Fainting Goat Farm by Melanie Seal 628

My Farsi Boyfriend by Robin Ray 2628

My Mother the Nigger by Noah Cicero 2676

My office by Josh Olsen 1266

Mythical Philadelphia by J.C.D. Kerwin 726

Nazi Next Door, The by Mitchell Waldman 3248

Nazi Underpants by Steven Gulvezan 1390

Negotiations with Gilligan by Forrest Aguirre 1046

New Sick, The by Gavin Pate 1593

NICO by Ted Gogoll 314

No Gold Watch by Pete McArdle 273

No Service by Raymond Hutson 1591

No Sirens, Just Lights by Zachary Moll 1425
--editor's note: this is a work of fiction, based on a true event--

Nothing is Free by Paula Sophia Schonauer 2169

Nyet Troika by M.E. Parker 892

Olde Mission, The by Brandon Figliolino 463

Old Weather Vane by Matt Rowan 1706

On Death Row by Jared Blakely 506

One Loose Screw by Brian J Hobbs 698

On Improvements Outside The Box by Frank Sloan 398

On The Rock by Christina Hoag 1527

Open Your Eyes by Edward J Rathke 1541

Organ City by Pat King 2175

Other Side, The by Mario J Gonzales 4359

P & J Sandwiches by Kent L Johnson 1155

P.S. - Thanks For the Beer by Aleksei Nelaev 253

Parker, At The Side Of The Road by Chuck Augello 1080

Party, The by Luis Rivas 1419

Paulo by Michael Dwayne Smith 582

Pawn by Colin O'Sullivan 2106

Pearls in Formation by Brent Powers 1466

Pebbles and Berries by H. Jacob Buller 1352

Pecs Of Steel Fitness Center by Dylan Gilbert 1137

People's Republic by Mark Staniforth 331

Petals On A Wet Black Bough by Kirpal 1080

Picket Fence by Morgan Roberts 725

Piggy Ferguson Uber Alles by Marc Olmsted 483

Pink Light by Gary V. Powell 258

Pivotal Moments by Marion de Booy Wentzien 533

Plant, The by Christopher JH Lambert 1113

Plant v. Page by Colin McKay Miller 2206

Please Don't Eat The Fish by Len Kuntz 2028

Pockets by Melanie Browne 125

Poisoned Apples by Cindy Rosmus 1778

Posh Shop by Edward Wells II 2073

present is a gift, the by Richard Paris Wilson 1288

Princess Fantasia at Château Kilo by Woodie Stephenson 3029

Proof That God Loves Us And Wants Us To Be Happy by Robb Todd 3334

Pubic Lice Affair, The by Joseph Ridgwell 2116

Pumpkin Bones by Dan Morin 1397

Pursuit, The by HC Eversole 1074

Putting Patriot Down by Jeremy Maddux 1545

Quangelists by George L. Sparling 1614

Real Beasts by Brandon A.M. 1112

Recession Hits the 'Burbs, The by Dylan Gilbert 1699

Redemption by Jefferson Burnett 1278

Red Fez and Pancakes by Craig Wallwork 2345

Red Splooge by Doc Sigerson 761

Remembering Ray by F.N. Wright 1128

Revelation by Doug Mathewson 633

Roz and Rick by Mark James Andrews 1881

Runaways by Andy Henion 2396

Safety or Security by Spencer Carvalho 599

Santa and Co. by Kaylin Boehme 418

Save Me, Frog Eyes by Brady Russel 1780

Scarecrow by Cindy Kelly Benabderrahman 734

Scorpion, The by Wes Henricksen 747
-a new interpretation on the ancient tale-

SCOTT SCOTT by Bob Johnston 792

Scout by Bud Smith 1903

Screen Door Slams by KG Newman 799

Screw Cupid by F.N. Wright 1824

Seduction by Pickle by Dean West 1037

Seeing God by E.E. Barnes 2041

Segue by Peg Steiner 1325

SENIOR PROJECT by Bill Pieper 1452

Seven Sagacious Days by Clint Cherepa 709

Sex, Drugs, and Metaphysics: the Breakup Memoirs by Jennifer McCartin 2738

Sheriff Andy Taylor and My Wife’s Best Friend by Kip Hanson 1325

Sheshu the Philosopher by Giridhar Veeramaneni 1955

Shoot by Josh Olsen 1043

Side Effects Include by John Gifford 2095

Sightings of a Black Bear at the Lake by Bradford Philen 737

Simulacrum by Adam Moorad 1355

Sincerity by Michelle Ong 1399

Situations, The by Colin O'Sullivan 1392

Sketches Of Chris by Aurelia Lorca 733

Skinny Girl by Carla Sarett 1932

Smith by Jon A. Beadle 756

Snow Angel by Leopold McGinnis 2409

Snowsuit, The by Hannah Thurman 1431

Soldiers by Daniel Davis 1428

Spinning the Wheel by Jon Beight 1199

Stanley by Victor Schwartzman 1216

Star 69 by Bradley Mason Hamlin 2418

Star Dust by Tony Battaglia 803

State of Shock by David P. Press 454

Stella is Crying by Leopold McGinnis 2072

Still Alive by Samuel Snoek-Brown 1550

Stomachache by ani smith 2464

Stories That Defy Literary Conventions by M.V. Montgomery 794
A single piece consisting of four boldly iconoclastic flash fiction segments.

Summer of Gypsie Hendricks, The by Joan Hoekstra 1716

Swallowing Pride by J. A. Tyler 1086

Sweet by Walker Smart 409

Taking Care of Myself by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal 1491

Tale from a Tub by Ben Nardolilli 1687

Tales Of Bewilderment And Angst by M.V. Montgomery 625

Talker by Steven Gowin 348

Talking Head by Clinton Bryant 931

Teeth by Aidan Hailes 750

Thank God for Dave by Paul Corman-Roberts 1293

That Fucking Dog by Newamba Flamingo 5286

That Obituary Summer by John Palen 1239

That stink by Josh Olsen 1878

That Summer by Mike Boyle 909

Then I… by Josh Olsen 687

The Secret Life of Dr. Marty Walters by Pete McArdle 1041
Homage to "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

These People Are Sick by Gabriel Ricard 541

Thief, The by Robert Vaughan 1264

Things That Give An Uneasy Feeling by Miriam Sagan 107

Third Sunday of the Month, The by Brian J Hobbs 253

This is Not for You by Edward J Rathke 1953

Three Critiques - The Planetary Series by Helena R. Duncan 579

Three Shorts: Rite, Professor X Circles The Darin, Preston by Mary Beth OConnor 838

Three Stories by Mike Lafontaine 512
Exploring Space and Time in Rappahannock County, San Francisco Blues, Walking home in the rain

Thrill Show by W.C. Bamberger 1673

Time Travel by Toni Ann Johnson 258

Tips For Mariokart: Election Dash by David Rawson 706

Tits Like White Elephants by D.N. Anderson 1768

Tofu Dogs on the Corner of Queen St W and Spadina by Mike Lafontaine 644

To Have the Ass by Sean Pravica 3004

To My Widow by Stephen Moles 2467

TO SMOKE THE HOOKAHS by Samuel Snoek-Brown 231

Total Rapport by Victor Schwartzman 1481

Train Wreck by Frank Sloan 173

Transalphabetical by Carissa Halston 1686

Transfer, The by J.D. Finch 1478

Transgressions by Andy Henion 672

Tuesday by Brian Hartman 2532

Tuesday Morning at the Sad Motel by William Taylor Jr. 1991

Two Dogs by Steve Wheeler 1692

Two Weeks in Hell's Kitchen by Mike Boyle 2141

Ugly by Andrew Lander 1274

Unaccustomed Mercy by DB Cox 1404

UNDEAD by Jeff Chon 3357

Undertaking Elmer by Joan Hoekstra 1324

Unnameable, The by Stephen Rowntree 902

U People by Ashwin Parulkar 1788


VIKINGS by Rich Cronborg 836

Vineyard, The by Jennifer Lesh 195

Voyeurs, The by Erika D. Price 1026

Waiting Game, The by Theo McCauley 435

Wallace in Wonderland by Pete McArdle 3007

Watch What You Wish For by Marion de Booy Wentzien 220

Wedding, The by Darlene P. Campos 1393

Wednesday for Dick by Brandon A.M. 757

What Are Friends For by S.C. Wade 906

What February Feels Like by Ronit Feinglass Plank 1886

What Happened To Lorraine by Andy Meisenheimer 816

What I Know About Love by Marion de Booy Wentzien 1272

What We Keep by Bryan Howie 1297

When Angie Broke Up by BC Petrakos 645

White Trash Rumble by Andy Henion 1972

Why Such Damned Blues? by Jason Lancaster Cooney 10488

William by Joel Sweeney 1253

Wind Chimes of Happiness by Clifford K. Watkins 2381

Wishbone by Jason M. Heim 1242

Witness For The Prosecution by James Claffey 774

Words by Matt Micheli 1867

Working by William Taylor Jr. 27371

Working and Thinking by Frank Sloan 462

Writer's Conversation with Husband by Gloria Garfunkel 494

XOS 2 Exoskeleton by Zach Hamilton 501

Yellow Pelican Case by herocious 1425

You've Seen The Gypsy by Karley Bayer 882

You Are That by Stephen James Moore 921