Flash Fiction

Abandoned by Chris Milam

“Get that fucking candle out of your mouth. Jesus Christ, Scott.” Josh instantly feels bad for yelling at his younger brother, pulls a miniature candy bar out of his pocket, tosses it to him. Scott eats the whole thing, including the wrapper. Josh can only offer a crooked smile. He knows his brother has something …

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Trypophobia by B F Jones

I curl up on mum’s chair. I run my hand along the mahogany arm and my fingers discover little holes in the surface, small clusters of worm pricks within the wood. A shiver of disgust and fascination climbs up my vertebrae. The commode next to me displays a dusty graveyard of all things oceanic. Mum’s …

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Spoons by Toby Wallis

From above, the coffee spoon hit the wooden floorboards in the bedroom. It clattered, bounced, stopped. Brian closed his eyes and sighed. Every time Andrea dropped the coffee spoon it seemed louder than the last. He wasn’t sure how she did it, whether she simply let it fall from her fingers or if she launched …

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The Last Day by Michael Grant Smith

Our security guys walked Annette to Human Resources. Bobby, the older guard, wore massive black shoes. His Frankenstein boots echoed in the hallway. According to the collective theory around our office, bantamweight Bobby’s footwear-ballast kept him within gravity’s bounds. He should have tethered himself to his sidekick, young Derek, who was unlikely to go anywhere. …

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Everything I Learned About Richard Clandon I Learned Through His WiFi Hotspot by JL Bogenschneider

On the train and I take out my phone and Richard Clandon’s WiFi hotspot is nearby and I look up Richard Clandon and there are the usual Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn profiles and I look at the first LinkedIn profile and the Richard Clandon whose profile it is is the same person sitting opposite …

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Jawbreakers by Maura Yzmore

“Trick or treat!” Libby, Anvesh, and Mitch chirped in unison when Mrs. Wilkerson opened the door. On Halloween, she usually wore a big smile and a witch costume. Tonight, she was in sweatpants and looked in need of a comb and a shower.     “Here you go, kids,” Mrs. Wilkerson said, grabbed a handful …

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