“Black Out”

With your ear to the pillow you listen to the sirens and its foam harden as you bury your face, a...

Story of the Week


The mortuary slip stated clearly what was to be done: “At the expense of the Bereaved.” There was nothing but acronyms bouncing...

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From the Archive


“Consuela Throws Her Tv Away”

Consuela threw her TV out the front door, not caring where it landed. Trash, she said in Spanish, loud enough for her gringo neighbors to...

Suggestions & Advice for Writers

Quick Flashes from Novels


Novel Flash: Island of a Thousand Mirrors

It is 1948 and the last British ships slip away from the island of Ceylon, laboring and groaning under the weight of purloined treasure. On...

Looking for Advice from Agents?


Ask an Agent Series: Jill Kramer

Jill Kramer is a literary agent at Waterside Productions, Inc. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Jill...

Featured Essays


“Flashes On The Meridian: Dazzled by Flash Fiction”

Lately there are brilliant flashes of fiction almost everywhere you look. You see them in print journals, magazines, anthologies,...

Recent News


Praise for Flash Fiction International

“These 86 stories are thrilling, illuminating jolts of wisdom. They wake us to another reality.” —Samrat Upadhyay, author of...


What Are Editors Looking For?


Ask an Editor Series: Jason Jordan

Jason Jordan is the Editor-in-Chief of decomP magazine. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Jason what he typically...

Recent Reviews


A Review of Leesa Cross-Smith’s Every Kiss a War

Every Kiss a War by Leesa Cross-Smith (Mojave River Media) In Leesa Cross-Smith’s short story collection, Every Kiss a War, 27 stories...

Looking for Recommendations on What to Read?

Reading Lists: “Eight Great Writerly Novels”

The piece of writing advice that is always debated: "Write what you know." Naturally, if writers followed that advice every time...

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The Story Behind the Story


The Story Behind the Story: “Ravening Beasts”

I went to college in the South so I read a lot of Faulkner, both on my own, and also in class since I was an English major. I think I read...

Looking for Publishing Tips?


“Giving Readers Something To Love”

If a flash has been workshopped, it has become accustomed to unique attention—that of a handful of writers giving it their...

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