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Archive - June 2019

Recruitment

The bartender offered a glass of whiskey, but Kronzar turned it down. He didn’t have the coin to pay for a drink, even if he could look at the stuff without memories of flames searing his mind. Flames, and the screams...

The Endbringer

Gerard hadn’t intended the end of the world it to be so chaotic. He hurdled an overturned cart and dashed down the cobblestone street. All around him, screaming civilians scattered, desperate for a place to hide...

Catching Up

Monday morning, four elderly but spry women sat in a corner booth at the local café, their hands cupped around steaming mugs of aromatic coffee. Tracksuits and Nikes identified them as aiming for quality of life. Mobile...

Pete

The cabin’s porchlight appeared through the trees. The cop in me couldn’t help wondering why Pete would leave a light on if he was on the run. The man I knew was smarter than that. Then again, that same man had...

Museum Piece

“This thing’s a museum piece.” Russ unlocked the door. “Literally. The only reason it’s not on display is that we don’t like to advertise.” Will managed a half-smile as he entered the storage locker. Light flooded gray...

Our Featured Authors on Flash Fiction

We’re rounding up Season One this month. That means it’s about a month until we take the best stories from each month and wrap them up in our Season One: Rebirth anthology! Along with our winning stories...

The Day My Sorrows Sang

I clenched the fistful of grass while trying to ignore how my hands now appeared. My feet ached as I trudged up the desolate path, but a worse anguish lodged in my heart, threatening to overflow. A few places in the...

Backward

Where the beast came from, I had no idea. I was only passing through this kingdom. A gentle breeze threaded through my loose braid, and I'd been enjoying the quiet and the view, in spite of the large, bare patches...

The Devil Went Down to Costco

Lucifer glanced around, then surreptitiously shoved the box under his arm and hurried to the front of the store. He ought to just steal it, but he didn't use his powers for trifling things if he could help it. Still, if...