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#HelpSaveGodzilla by Pete McArdle 280

$18.65 by Sophie Isherwood 1509

3 flash fictions by J. A. Tyler 1774

8. Addiction by Steven Lee 691

20 Years by Luis Rivas 2455
In the Presence of the Damned

Abandonment by xTx 2724

A Cautionary Tale of Bike Swapping by Kimberlee Smith 2490

A Dangerous Game by Charlie Skinner 674

Admonishers, The by Helen Nicholls 288

A Free Ticket by Dick Reynolds 1952

Aged Avenger, The by Pete McArdle 1826

A Halloweenie Punkin Story by Tony Byrer 1328

A Hungry Artist by Anna Voisard 869
-A modern take on a classic story by Franz Kafka-

Alien Dreams by Bill Pieper 136

Allen's Way by Larry Blumen 3043

All Smiles by Audrey T. Carroll 7442

A Long and Cold Winter by Jon Beight 473

A Matter Of Convenience by Michael J. Solender 1238

American Werewolf in London Goes Incognito, The by David Moscovich 1137

Among the Nalatari by Tantra Bensko 878

A Mutual Interest by JC Piech 2026

And All My Days Are Trances by Helen Nicholls 1107

And Ye Shall Be Healed by Brian Hartman 1569
(For Cari)

An Evening With the Charles Bukowski of Berlin by M.P. Powers 2247

An Eye Fer An Eye by David Weston 1765

Angela by Daniel Clausen 176

Another Mostly True Story by Robert Masterson 1227

A Nuisance of Noggins by Charles Austin Muir 390

A Nun's Tale by Pete McArdle 3386

Apple, Watch, Penny by Robert Sachs 2482

A Quiet Desperation by Christopher J. Dwyer 1528

ARBOLES DE NAVIDAD by Bud Smith 1565

As a General Rule by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal 1790

Assassinate the DJ by Jeff B Willey 2659

Assignment, The by Josh Olsen 1130

A Stolen Roll of Film by Britta Kim Burdett 1012

A Symphony Of Bumps And Creaks by Michael Stewart 732

A tampon. by Dan Donche 2711

Attack of the Fifty-Five Foot Crab! by Pete McArdle 369

At The Hors d'oeuvre Convention by Tom Janikowski 1798

At the Star Trek Convention by Margaret Karmazin 2815

Audition, The by Lise M. Quintana 646

A Workingman's Blues by Joel Sweeney 569

Bad Influence, The by Debbie Lechtman 383

Basement by Daryn Houston 1700

Bastards Were Everywhere and Would Endure, The by William Taylor Jr. 3752

Bayou Scars by Mary Ann Loesch 2089

Bear That Ruined Academic Careers, The by Michael Giddings 1153

Bedside Manner by Ben Drinen 1399

Before Tomorrow by DB Cox 1325

Ben the Bear by Mike Hancock 4459

BETRAYAL by David Sparenberg 1235

Between Living and Dying by Ally Malinenko 2193

Bicycle, The by Shannon Lane 1965

Big Dipper, The by Kathleen Radigan 2169

Big Top by Jon Tait 1160

Billy Hit The Train by Larry Blumen 1178

Binoculars by Patricia Grant 1442

Bipolar by Timothy Gager 2089

Black Friday by Brandon Tietz 4179

BLEEDING OUT by Andy Meisenheimer 425

Bobby by Suvi Mahonen 1142

Bordello by Alex Martin 2102

Bottled in Chicago by DB Cox 1829
For Rod Serling and Charles Beaumont

Boxer - a fable, The by Ben Loory 1465

Breathe by Mitch Lavender 847

Bridge, The by Lana Casiello-Boyle 2141

Brimstone Pillow by M.E. Parker 2962

Bring Me An Apple With No Worms by Catfish McDaris 1306

Brogan’s Summer Break by Andy Henion 1146

Broken Hearts Are For Assholes by J. K. Cody 1152

Bucket Head by Bill Ectric 2669

Buffalo Nickel, The by Clifford K. Watkins 3656

Bumble Off To Bethlehem by Pete McArdle 1288

Burning Hot Girls by Pela Via 4352

Burrowing by Kathleen Radigan 1593

Button Pusher, The by Leopold McGinnis 1912

Caledonia’s Boxes by David P. Press 854

Cali Lean, The by Olvard Liche Smith 1610

Call Me Mister by Paul Corman-Roberts 2682

Cantilever by Pete Stevens 1503

Carter’s Gift by Dave Dulberg 760

Case of the Girl Who Never Went Out, The by Larry Blumen 227

Celia by Josh Olsen 824

Channeling by Timothy Gager 1738

Chestnut Street by Mitchell Waldman 3716

Chicken Man, The by Paula Sophia Schonauer 5019

Choonakhul by Ashwin Parulkar 937

Claude by Jennifer McCarthy 2241

Clean Sheets by Bryan Howie 1738

Cold Like Being Afraid by Cindy Kelly Benabderrahman 2530

College Material by Louis Wittig 1270

Comanche Killer by David S. Pointer 1039

Comeback, The by George L. Sparling 774

Coming In Their Baleful Urgency by Mark James Andrews 1518

Consequences by Jim Chandler 987

Contributors’ Notes You May (or May Not) Have Seen by Sally Houtman 357

Convicted by Damion Hamilton 2754

Corralled by Creppy 1436

Costume Party by JP Reese 785

Crows Who Liked to Listen to the Ramones, The by J. Claudius Cloyd 1772

Cupcake Chronicles #6 by Patricia Carragon 1409
6- Tuesday morning at 9:00, May 13, 2008

Cupcake Chronicles #8 by Patricia Carragon 1309
8- Thursday afternoon after school, September 24, 2008

Cupcake Chronicles #13 by Patricia Carragon 1449

Curtis by Thomas Mundt 1591

Czarninapalooza by Tom Janikowski 1327

Dade County Workhouse Blues by Larry Blumen 1488

Dancing Grandmas by Giridhar Veeramaneni 3358

Dawn in the Valley by Luis Rivas 2596

Dead Reckoning by Tony Pena 985

Dead Spot by Maureen Lougen 1770

Dear Dr. Shapiro by Tony Battaglia 445

Declan Lamasery by Stephen Rowntree 1353

Deer in Headlights by Nathan Graziano 1705

Denizens Of Hell by M. Keeney 2134

Destined by Greg Eidson 2923

Deviants by Stephen Graham Jones 4204

Die, Priest, Die by George L. Sparling 1391

Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) by G.J. Jensen 302

Dinner Conversation by Cicily Janus 1797

Distinguished Precipice, The by Connor Caddigan 2291

Doctor's Orders by Randi Suzanne Meyer 2229

Dog Catcher, The by Bradley Mason Hamlin 3094

Dogs of Malviya Nagar by Ashwin Parulkar 599

Dog Tags by Kenneth Radu 1554

Do It Yo’self by Jack Saunders 1119
--editor's note: Saunders recently marked his 40th year of writing like a madman. Check out his website: --

Domestic Tranquility by Ken Poyner 460

Don't Fuck Around by jason neese 2074

Doorbell by Eirik Gumeny 2317

Double-Take by Faith Gardner 1471


Draining Audrey by Brent Powers 1139

Dream With Enough Conviction by Samuel Snoek-Brown 1837

Drummer, The by Ted Gogoll 1890

Dun Horse, The by Edward Ahern 2894

Dying for a Faith by Cynthia Drew 1429

Dyspnea by John Faucett 2192

E-Harmony Connection #54421 by Meg Tuite 1707

Edie by Amy Pence 539

EE's All-You-Can by Mickey J. Corrigan 622

Eester Egg by David W. Fry 2609

Eight Little Sausages by Julia Kennedy 415

Electric Ukulele Lady Land Band, The by Ashwin Parulkar 1773

Elegy by David Sparenberg 887

Elegy for The Old Republic by Michael Gillan Maxwell 975

Engorged by Aleathia Drehmer 828

Erin Just Wouldn't Eat by Rhys Milsom 2326

Everything That Keeps Me Together Is Falling Apart by Ted Jackins 3443

Exit Nothing by Pat King 1666

EXIT THE EDITOR by Steven Gulvezan 2524
A Micro-Novel in Two Books and Eight Parts

Explode by Damion Hamilton 1984

Exposure by Lewis J. Beilman III 1192

Eye Sees More, The by George L. Sparling 700

Facts Of A Life by Marion de Booy Wentzien 579

Faking It by Larry Blumen 800

Family Reunion by Tom Simmons 777

Family Reunion by Brian Biunno 2490

Felix by HC Eversole 1458

Final Final Chapter, The by Bud Smith 1204

First Kiss by F.N. Wright 2003

Flash in the Pan by Sally Houtman 316
A quick and easy recipe for flash fiction.

Flat, The by George L. Sparling 1134

Fleas, Love, and Understanding by Pete McArdle 1300

For Being There by Joan Hoekstra 1807

Found by the Sheppard by Giridhar Veeramaneni 2063

Four Days of Rain by Michael LaRosa 3353

Friend, The by Silvia Villalobos 852

From Her Fingers Drip Tiny Words by Gabino Iglesias 639

Fuck Machine, The by Jon Bennett 798

Full Service by G. David Schwartz 2210

Games by Silvia Villalobos 1294

Ghostlike by John H. Matthews 1418

Ghost of the Gun, The by Brian Hobbs 375

Ghosts of Alvarado Street, The by Aurelia Lorca 1082

Girl Talk by Max Andrew 1100

Grace's Chair by Dai Akaboshi 548

Grouse Ridge by Bill Pieper 2389

Halloween and Neo Paganism at the Library by Mark James Andrews 2031

Halloween At The Gym by Zarina Zabrisky 1647

Hamburger by Victor Schwartzman 1430

Hannah's Ascent by Rachel Stern 1378

Happenstance by Natasha Gdansk 1340

Hard America by John Bruce 2255

Harlot by DM Morales 1022

Harry, Francis, and the Language of Love by Rupan Malakin 869

Harvest by David Morris 1277

Havana Corazon Alma by J.K. Dark 147

Hawkwood Monster, The by Jarek Moore 1871

Her Beautiful Oldness by Jerald Matters 757

Her Fairytale by Elizabeth Walk 608

Her Ironing-Board Stomach by Roberta Verdant 2801

Heroin Wings by Zarina Zabrisky 2364

Hey, Chinese kid! by Josh Olsen 1408

Hines Park by Josh Olsen 1288

His Father's Eyes by Drew McCoy 1379

His Grand Vision by Shawn Misener 992

History of a Dead Man by George L. Sparling 1235

Honey, Soft and Slow by Angel Luis Colon 554

Honey-Hued Eyes by Zarina Zabrisky 551

Hope In The Tenderloin by Aurelia Lorca 372

House on the Corner, The by Glenn A Bruce 793

How's Your Sister? by Anne Goodwin 998

Hunter by Kenneth Weene 2513

Hybrid Beastiary by AE Reiff 3378

I'm From Electric Peak by Bud Smith 2046

I, the Vacant, Gaze by Bill Ectric 81

Iceman, The by Fred Skolnik 1938

If and Then by Chris Lambert 392

In All Innocence by Eddie Martell 514

Incubator by Karley Bayer 896

In Praise of Female Parts by Anne Goodwin 668

Interim by Nancy Christie 1117

In the Age of Gerardo by Matthew Vasiliauskas 1663

Issue of the Watch, The by Grant Catton 2574

I Stopped Reading the Newspaper by Margaret Karmazin 2357

It'd be a process by J. Edward Vanno 1898

iTunes Front Page Guy, The by Leopold McGinnis 776

I’d Fuck Becky Green by h. l. nelson 1189

Jackson's Folly by Mary Senter 154

Jasmine, Wilting In The Garden by Richard Corrigan 1490

Jenny by Jack Isaak 1850

Jersey Shore by Bobby Sauro 3410

Job's Tears by Ron Burch 447

Job Interview by RW Watkins 2105

John, The by Candice Carnes 1049

Johnny Strikes up the Band by Libby Cudmore 2514

Jolene by Matthew Ulland 1229

Jury Duty by Josh Olsen 1297

Just a Bucket by Tom Janikowski 635

Kamikaze by Samuel Snoek-Brown 2098

Kleptomania by Ally Malinenko 2994

Klippinger, Minnesota by Adam R. Burnett 3053

Lakshmi by Ashwin Parulkar 1118

Lament for Janet by Larry Blumen 2487

Landscape of Worry by Kim Farleigh 3089

Las Chinches by Jesse Myner 875

Last Club On Earth, The by Fawzy Zablah 3381
*previously appeared in LitVision*

Legend of Eddie and Lola, The by William Taylor Jr. 2281

Licorice Stick Polka by Michael Dwayne Smith 921

Limbo by Eric Johnsen 1251

Lips by David Owain Hughes 2173

Listening to Avro Pärt by Fred Skolnik 716

Little Puffs of Air by HC Eversole 125

Lives of the Poets II, The by William Taylor Jr. 2416

Look, The by Noah Cicero 1219

Loop by Pete McArdle 1325

Lopsided Smile by Stephen Mander 315

LOVE by Zack Wilson 1790

Lulu in the Year of Gatsby by Gary Percesepe 1300

Lying Day by Bradford Philen 1309

Lying in a Creek by James Dunlap 1290

Magma Bodies by John Kuligowski 1266

Mall Can Be Murder, The by Mickey J. Corrigan 235

Manhattan, Sunday Morning by JP Reese 1497

Manhattan Love Story: The Zen of Losing Weight by Kyle Hemmings 594
Tundra, and Judy Garland Once Lived Next Door

Man I Built from Stone, The by Anthony Spaeth 1864

Man with Patches on His Pants, The by J. Claudius Cloyd 1897

Maple Leaf, The by Nathan Graziano 1435

Margarita Baby by Bradley Mason Hamlin 1697

Marinate by Josh Olsen 773

Market Street Blues by Tony Pena 501

McUNIVERSE by Danger Slater 18194

Memories Of Flatworms, The by Ann Eveleigh 1434

Menopause Yoga Studio by Dylan Gilbert 1668

Mercy by Mick Rose 1805

Midnight Run of 64, The by David McGinnis 1595

Mitt Romney's Phone Number by Newamba Flamingo 1920

Mixed by Aidan Hailes 1282

MOBTOWN by RD Armstrong 588

Moose Accident by Nathan Graziano 1662

Moron and Marciano, The by Charlie Skinner 1459

Movie Stars by Miguel Gardel 2889

Mr. Blackistani by Ali Eteraz 2233

Mr. Thursday by Dude Wallers 2806

Muddy Boots by Michael J. Solender 659

Mummer's Dance, The by Nancy Hightower 1038

Murdered Sleep by Vyatcheslav Bart 2251

Murphy's Wake by Steve Wheeler 1776

Musketball by Tom Janikowski 1723

My Fainting Goat Farm by Melanie Seal 780

My Farsi Boyfriend by Robin Ray 3436

My Mother the Nigger by Noah Cicero 2986

My office by Josh Olsen 1332

Mythical Philadelphia by J.C.D. Kerwin 798

Myths of Elvis by William Stobb 60

Nazi Next Door, The by Mitchell Waldman 3731

Nazi Underpants by Steven Gulvezan 1535

Negotiations with Gilligan by Forrest Aguirre 1121

New Sick, The by Gavin Pate 1918

NICO by Ted Gogoll 622

No Gold Watch by Pete McArdle 462

No Service by Raymond Hutson 1921

No Sirens, Just Lights by Zachary Moll 1608
--editor's note: this is a work of fiction, based on a true event--

Nothing is Free by Paula Sophia Schonauer 2741

Nyet Troika by M.E. Parker 1284

Olde Mission, The by Brandon Figliolino 746

Old Weather Vane by Matt Rowan 1979

On Death Row by Jared Blakely 690

One Loose Screw by Brian Hobbs 810

On Improvements Outside The Box by Frank Sloan 461

On The Rock by Christina Hoag 1923

Open Your Eyes by Edward J Rathke 1884

Organ City by Pat King 2310

Other Side, The by Mario J Gonzales 5292

P & J Sandwiches by Kent L Johnson 1498

P.S. - Thanks For the Beer by Aleksei Nelaev 436

Parker, At The Side Of The Road by Chuck Augello 1335

Party, The by Luis Rivas 1684

Paulo by Michael Dwayne Smith 721

Pawn by Colin O'Sullivan 2306

Pearls in Formation by Brent Powers 1690

Pebbles and Berries by H. Jacob Buller 1462

Pecs Of Steel Fitness Center by Dylan Gilbert 1447

People's Republic by Mark Staniforth 443

Petals On A Wet Black Bough by Kirpal 1404

Picket Fence by Morgan Roberts 1108

Piggy Ferguson Uber Alles by Marc Olmsted 589

Pink Light by Gary V. Powell 315

Pivotal Moments by Marion de Booy Wentzien 648

Plant, The by Chris Lambert 1357

Plant v. Page by Colin McKay Miller 2348

Please Don't Eat The Fish by Len Kuntz 2164

Pockets by Melanie Browne 251

Poisoned Apples by Cindy Rosmus 1999

Posh Shop by Edward Wells II 2359

present is a gift, the by Richard Paris Wilson 1517

Princess Fantasia at Château Kilo by Woodie Stephenson 3703

Proof That God Loves Us And Wants Us To Be Happy by Robb Todd 3699

Proverbs 19:17 by Josh Olsen 182

Pubic Lice Affair, The by Joseph Ridgwell 2343

Puffed Up by Rudy Koshar 301

Pumpkin Bones by Dan Morin 1736

Pursuit, The by HC Eversole 1560

Putting Patriot Down by Jeremy Maddux 2037

Quangelists by George L. Sparling 1802

Real Beasts by Brandon A.M. 1193

Recession Hits the 'Burbs, The by Dylan Gilbert 1850

Redemption by Jefferson Burnett 3132

Red Fez and Pancakes by Craig Wallwork 2678

Red Splooge by Doc Sigerson 1275

Remembering Ray by F.N. Wright 1521

Revelation by Doug Mathewson 691

Roz and Rick by Mark James Andrews 2081

Runaways by Andy Henion 2520

Safety or Security by Spencer Carvalho 811

Santa and Co. by Kaylin Boehme 651

Save Me, Frog Eyes by Brady Dale 1887

Scarecrow by Cindy Kelly Benabderrahman 903

Scorpion, The by Wes Henricksen 876
-a new interpretation on the ancient tale-

SCOTT SCOTT by Bob Johnston 903

Scout by Bud Smith 2256

Screen Door Slams by KG Newman 1186

Screw Cupid by F.N. Wright 2044

Seduction by Pickle by Dean West 1101

Seeing God by E.E. Barnes 2291

Segue by Peg Steiner 1545

SENIOR PROJECT by Bill Pieper 1843

Seven Sagacious Days by Clint Cherepa 899

Sex, Drugs, and Metaphysics: the Breakup Memoirs by Jennifer McCartin 3104

Sheriff Andy Taylor and My Wife’s Best Friend by Kip Hanson 3503

Sheshu the Philosopher by Giridhar Veeramaneni 2155

Shoot by Josh Olsen 1108

Side Effects Include by John Gifford 2513

Sightings of a Black Bear at the Lake by Bradford Philen 1125

Simulacrum by Adam Moorad 1462

Sincerity by Michelle Ong 1645

Situations, The by Colin O'Sullivan 1550

Sketches Of Chris by Aurelia Lorca 953

Skinny Girl by Carla Sarett 2256

Smith by Jon A. Beadle 1048

Snow Angel by Leopold McGinnis 3047

Snowsuit, The by Hannah Thurman 1803

Soldiers by Daniel Davis 1504

Spinning the Wheel by Jon Beight 1341

Standard Response, The by Christine Nichols 104

Stanley by Victor Schwartzman 1283

Star 69 by Bradley Mason Hamlin 2792

Star Dust by Tony Battaglia 947

State of Shock by David P. Press 642

Stella is Crying by Leopold McGinnis 2252

Still Alive by Samuel Snoek-Brown 1640

Stomachache by ani smith 2897

Stories That Defy Literary Conventions by M.V. Montgomery 1282
A single piece consisting of four boldly iconoclastic flash fiction segments.

Summer of Gypsie Hendricks, The by Joan Hoekstra 1957

Swallowing Pride by J. A. Tyler 1192

Sweet by Walker Smart 592

Taking Care of Myself by Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal 1559

Tale from a Tub by Ben Nardolilli 1888

Tales Of Bewilderment And Angst by M.V. Montgomery 755

Talker by Steven Gowin 453

Talking Head by Clinton Bryant 1169

Teeth by Aidan Hailes 1194

Thank God for Dave by Paul Corman-Roberts 1345

That Fucking Dog by Newamba Flamingo 5934

That Obituary Summer by John Palen 1352

That stink by Josh Olsen 2011

That Summer by Mike Boyle 967

Then I… by Josh Olsen 762

The Secret Life of Dr. Marty Walters by Pete McArdle 1387
Homage to "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

These People Are Sick by Gabriel Ricard 760

Thief, The by Robert Vaughan 1391

Things That Give An Uneasy Feeling by Miriam Sagan 169

Third Sunday of the Month, The by Brian Hobbs 393

This is Not for You by Edward J Rathke 2264

Three Critiques - The Planetary Series by Helena R. Duncan 744

Three Shorts: Rite, Professor X Circles The Darin, Preston by Mary Beth OConnor 1013

Thrill Show by W.C. Bamberger 2129

Time Travel by Toni Ann Johnson 701

Tips For Mariokart: Election Dash by David Rawson 826

Tits Like White Elephants by D.N. Anderson 1970

Tofu Dogs on the Corner of Queen St W and Spadina by Mike Lafontaine 750

To Have the Ass by Sean Pravica 3365

To My Widow by Stephen Moles 2805

TO SMOKE THE HOOKAHS by Samuel Snoek-Brown 641

Total Rapport by Victor Schwartzman 1554

Touching The Cracks by Robert Nordstrom 395

Train Wreck by Frank Sloan 229

Transalphabetical by Carissa Halston 1860

Transfer, The by J.D. Finch 1601

Transgressions by Andy Henion 775

Tuesday by Brian Hartman 2869

Tuesday Morning at the Sad Motel by William Taylor Jr. 2346

Two Dogs by Steve Wheeler 1858

Two Weeks in Hell's Kitchen by Mike Boyle 2319

Ugly by Andrew Lander 1436

Unaccustomed Mercy by DB Cox 1521

UNDEAD by Jeff Chon 3727

Undertaking Elmer by Joan Hoekstra 1440

Unnameable, The by Stephen Rowntree 1008

U People by Ashwin Parulkar 1864


VIKINGS by Rich Cronborg 1019

Vineyard, The by Jennifer Lesh 269

Voyeurs, The by Erika D. Price 1313

Waiting Game, The by Theo McCauley 557

Wallace in Wonderland by Pete McArdle 3633

Watch What You Wish For by Marion de Booy Wentzien 376

Wedding, The by Darlene P. Campos 1678

Wednesday for Dick by Brandon A.M. 826

What Are Friends For by S.C. Wade 1177

What February Feels Like by Ronit Feinglass Plank 2348

What Happened To Lorraine by Andy Meisenheimer 989

What I Know About Love by Marion de Booy Wentzien 1441

What We Keep by Bryan Howie 1563

When Angie Broke Up by BC Petrakos 785

Where The Cowboys Are by Larry Blumen 2274

White Trash Rumble by Andy Henion 2248

Why Such Damned Blues? by Jason Lancaster Cooney 11210

William by Joel Sweeney 1431

Wind Chimes of Happiness by Clifford K. Watkins 2580

Wishbone by Jason M. Heim 1354

Witness For The Prosecution by James Claffey 873

Words by Matt Micheli 2096

Working by William Taylor Jr. 28534

Working and Thinking by Frank Sloan 576

Writer's Conversation with Husband by Gloria Garfunkel 581

XOS 2 Exoskeleton by Zach Hamilton 594

Yellow Pelican Case by herocious 1724

You've Seen The Gypsy by Karley Bayer 1123

You Are That by Stephen James Moore 979

You Can't Always Get What You Want by Brian Anderson 305

You Don't See Any of This by Rasmenia Massoud 220