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» The Thing About Naps by Cassander L. Smith Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

What I always forget about long naps is that when I wake up, I feel disoriented, heavy, impatient, groggy, mean, and sick. I yawn, stretch my arms into a Village People “Y,” and I feel tired, except I just slept three hours. When I’m like that, the photo of me …

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» Matters of the Heart by Avis Hickman-Gibb Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

“I walked her down the aisle today – happiest day of my life so far. It doesn’t seem so long ago that she was climbing up onto my knee to make a nest with her special blanket, ready for a bedtime story. Content continues after advertisement “Time flies – doesn’t …

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» On the Way Down by Gabriel L. Nathan Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

Sometimes the name they give you is all wrong. My paternal grandmother’s name was Nava, which, in Hebrew, translates to “beautiful.” In the biblical Song of Songs, it says, “Thou art beautiful [nava], O my love, as Tirzah, beautiful [nava] as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.” By the …

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» Vacations Spent Searching by Matt Landau Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

It was reasonably late in my life that I discovered there was a name for my fear of crowded places. And more specifically, the term agoraphobia, upon stumbling over it recently in my Spanish-English dictionary, gave validity to what my family had always considered a silly and embarrassingly illogical concern. …

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» Our Favorite and Most Sad Season by Leyna Inburg Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

That night we drink until we forget the cold.“I can’t feel my feet anymore,” we say while passing the water bottle full of cold, clear gin between our mittens.“I can’t feel my nose anymore.”“I can’t feel my face anymore.”“I can’t feel anything anymore.”From her front stoop the neighborhood is a …

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» A Fonder Heart by Erin G. Ellia Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

My husband’s making me nuts. Content continues after advertisement Don’t get me wrong. I’m making him nuts, too. But since I’m the one writing this essay, I get to do the talking. And I say I want him to disappear. Not forever, just for a week or so. Ten days, …

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» Thanks to my Cancer by Jan Bianchi Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

My heart would not have migrated so deeply within me if it had not been for my breast cancer. The experience of having gone through a mastectomy and breast reconstruction shaped me in ways that would change my life forever more. My heart fell into a free fall much like …

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» and this whole time. by Lindsey M. Brummerhop Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

there’s something so focused about the sound of a piano key.structured, but melodic. accurate Content continues after advertisement yet soothing, somehow. “well, what kind of things make you feel better, Alice?” she looks up for a moment, pondering this honestly.“semi colons and the word simultaneously.” aliteration. “Aliteration, Alice?” absolutely. it …

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» Frustration by Francesca Curley Short stories, flash fiction and creative writing online.

I tried to explain, but I couldn’t. Content continues after advertisement You looked at me. A train careered through the cerebral station. The words, who until that point had been waiting patiently in line, were too close to the edge. Sucked into the air stream and crushed unceremoniously beneath the …

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