Flash Fiction

Misconception by N.K. Woods

The examination table was uncomfortable but Hannah didn’t care. In fact, she half hoped the doctor would be called away, not for an emergency – she wouldn’t wish a life-changing event on anyone – but to deal with a minor mishap. While he played hero, she’d be more than happy to nap. But there was …

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Bad to the Bone: A Guide to Ornithology Feng Shui by Cheryl Markosky

Swallow – new beginnings He told her he created sculptures from the tiny bones of birds. A skeletal artist with downy hair manipulating goldcrest-sized tweezers. She told him he could stroke her avian-like cheekbones. Trace her fine framework with his claw-clasp fingers. Mandarin duck – harmony He told her their love was bone-deep. Birds of …

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Clean by D. Brody Lipton

With innocent abandon, Angela, one-year-old, plays with her pizza while Eli disappears his fourth slice in three bites, washing down the bolus of bread and cheese with undiluted vodka, making a show of wincing manfully at the burn. Miranda won’t be home from the hospital until morning. It’s been weeks since she’s worked an overnight …

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