Their bodies are worn out, but their hearts are still stronger than iron. Etched upon their wrinkled faces is the pain of an unjust time.
His table at the kafeneion was left unoccupied, out of respect. Kalliope, who still leased the corner kiosk selling newspapers and cigarettes, wept. He had been her favourite customer, because of his quiet courtesy.
Unfortunately, before the documentary can be completed, he meets his demise—along with the entire crew—via a roving violent disinformed Capitalist mob of #MeMyself&I...
The fog was thick at half past three, so when I walked into the street, I imagined this was how it must feel to live in the ear canal of a giant.
‘He was Adam, separate, oak and beech and hazel trees crowded him, squeezed him, they were pigs buckling and squirming and their flesh heaved against him, sizzled and withered to a crinkled brown mass of labyrinths that formed and melted, formed and melted, and the air was full of screams. His own.’
While there is more than forty years of hostility between the two countries, Iranians take solace in the fact that once an American gave his life for democracy in Iran: Howard Baskerville
Flash fiction that could only have been written by a poet. Suspend belief and just enjoy.
Fragile but harsh flash fiction translated from Arabic. A newspaper’s fate, a note from a sweetheart, a story of soil, a story of loss…
A relationship on the brink. Dialogue on a knife’s edge—who gets the first cut? Find out what’s in a half orange.
Dave Leys is the author of The Institute of Fantastical Inventions and its sequel The Institute of Fantastical Inventions II: Magnetic Attraction released by New Holland Publishers.
June Hunter’s short stories appear in Second Chance – an anthology; and online with Mash, Flash Fiction Magazine, Reflex Fiction and Potato Soup Journal.
Hayley-Jenifer Brennan is an emerging writer from Cork, Ireland. She is currently working towards an MA in Creative Writing from UCC
Susan R. Barclay is a 2019 Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Award Winner. She is currently working on an anthology of short stories