Submissions EDITORIAL POLICY Flashes publishes interviews, short stories, non-fiction, flash fiction and poetry. Work in all genres will be considered; the emphasis is on original voice, innovative style, challenging plots and strong creativity. Submissions must be attributed with your name or Nom de Plume. Work accepted for publication will be published to the Flashes website... Continue Reading →
Striding down the hill, my orange dress glows in the unseen sun. It grows warmer every minute, heat from the snug bodice slowly penetrates my chest, and the flapping skirt licks my legs like flames. I walk faster, to avoid each maddening brush. It’s tempting to stand stock-still and hope it will die down – but that would look ridiculous.
Interview with TL Murphy, on the occasion of the publication of "Up Cape Fear", which can be purchased on >> Lulu << T.L. Murphy is a retired carpenter, a published poet, and an avid skier. He grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A. and emigrated to Canada in 1978. He lives in Canmore, Alberta, Canada,... Continue Reading →
Neugen Prime by Percy Anton The flap closed above her like a happy success, but she worried. Wet paper towels did not make a good cushion. Her legs were tight to her chest. She could barely cover her ears. Mrs. Weber might not be able to find her. This was not the right be-safe-place. What... Continue Reading →
White Hot by Carole Hill Breath frozen bloated mind floats seeking peace through icebergs of pain your smile numb in response forced to bridge frozen wastelands where laughter once played and humour skied in your eyes warms their polite concern white-hot iron leaves its mark About the author: Carole Hill paints with words. Her artist’s... Continue Reading →
SPILLAGE by Izzy Burns (Trigger warning- eating disorders, mental health, depression, body image issues.) She faded away so slowly that it took a long time for the people closest to her to realise. And by the time they did, Savannah was just a hollow echo of the person she once was. There are many reasons why... Continue Reading →
Dusk by Darren White: I wait for you behind the chimney on the tiled roof inside the shack near the axe and the drawing with my face pinned to the wall under the desk while you write safely tucked between your feet in the willow's shade amidst stubborn dragonflies to watch sunset grief chants inaudible... Continue Reading →
Valentine's micropoetry by Arthur Vaso roses are dead love is too so I ate all your chocolates till you lose a few my chubby valentine About the author: Arthur Vaso is a Canadian poet and writer of short stories. Living in Montreal, he enjoys reading, swimming, spending times in coffee shops debating life with others. A... Continue Reading →