Tag: Short

Fermata By A. Martine

# Tuesday When she gets home, she sits in the stillness of her apartment for a minute. She studies the piano from the corner of her eyes. Grandiose, silent, waiting. All is well. She opens her trolley and sets it in the corner of the living room, with no intention to put it away just

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Tethered by Ross Jeffery

About a year ago, I was at a book launch in Dublin and a card caught my eye as I was leaving. I had my newborn in the pram with me (I figured she wasn’t sleeping anyway, so she might as well come to a book launch). It was coming up to Mother’s Day, and

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Sealed with a Kiss By Michael Handrick

London’s lights slap against my face as I rest my forehead against the window. My eyes drop open and shut, filled with flickering bars of fluorescent lights and blurred reflections of myself staring back at me. The Uber driver hasn’t said a word, and neither of us has asked him how his night has been

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Little Feasts by Jules Archer

Jules Archer is the author of the chapbook All the Ghosts We’ve Always Had, published by Thirty West and regularly publishes flash fiction in a variety of magazines. This tiny collection of nineteen flash fictions features a ‘menu’ instead of a contents list and is focussed on tales of hunger, appetites and cravings. Many of

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When English Teachers Fall in Love By Brandon White

His students argued that he should take the day off. Answering emails at 10 PM on a Saturday was unacceptable. Two students created a PowerPoint and presented it to him and the rest of the class—the theme–It was time for him to find a social life. Middle-age was not scary. They used the Toulmin Model

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ANNIHILATION RADIATION: And the winners are…

We hope you enjoyed our radiated daily revelations…and now…we are delighted to announce the winners of The ANNIHILATION RADIATION Short Story Competition… …drum roll please… … 1st Place – Caroline Smith – A Trip To The Shops … 2nd Place – Nick Adams – Doomsda8 … 3rd Place – S O Green – Jack In

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ANNIHILATION RADIATION: Shortlist Announcement

We are pleased to commence announcing the shortlisted authors and winners of the ANNIHILATION RADIATION Short Story Competition. After much deliberation and debate, over the course of the next eighteen days, we will be announcing the entrants who were selected for inclusion in the shortlist, followed by confirmation of the three winners. Every day at

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Barbershop Annihilation By Jack Congdon

Pompadour, Caesar, Undercut, Crew. French Crop, Ivy League, Mid fade, Buzz. I guess it starts with the smell of American Crew and sweat. At least, that’s what my mind stretches for as I look back- I’ve no sense for certain, what with the throbbing drum in my head and the hallucinatory quality of my vision.

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Tristan and The Glass Sea By Alison Thompson

It was the summer I turned fifteen, our first summer at the lake house and – as my father insisted on informing us as we drove through the thinning traffic on our way out of the city – it was the summer that the ISON comet, long predicted to be among the brightest ever seen,

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ANNIHILATION RADIATION: Shortlist Announcement

We are pleased to commence announcing the shortlisted authors and winners of the ANNIHILATION RADIATION Short Story Competition. After much deliberation and debate, over the course of the next eighteen days, we will be announcing the entrants who were selected for inclusion in the shortlist, followed by confirmation of the three winners. Every day at

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