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Three Parrots by Andrew Stancek

The parrot squawks, “Smell like crrrap, farrrt, farrrt, farrrt.” “You’re silly,” Aunt Elvira tells me. “He’s a sweet bird and would never say anything inappropriate.” Aunt Elvira is my favorite human but she forgets a lot, and her hearing is worse every day. Sometimes she calls me Vlado. That was her husband, who used to

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Flash Fiction Competition 2019 – Finalists & Winners

FLASH FICTION COMPETITION 2019 Thank you to everyone who entered the competition and made the judging process such an incredibly inspiring and rewarding experience. We are immensely grateful to all of you for submitting and continuing to support STORGY and all the authors we publish. Without further delay….we are proud to reveal the selected finalists

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Flash Fiction Competition Long List 2019

FLASH FICTION COMPETITION 2019 We have read, discussed and finally selected the 2019 STORGY Flash Fiction Competition Long List. The standard of submissions was extremely high and you have humbled us with your words. So, if you’ve made it this far, congratulations – below you will find our long list selection of 38 stories. The

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GUEST POST: Write What You Know by David H. Reiss

Once upon a time–when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was still in high school–I had a wonderful English teacher who treated his students as peers and insisted that we all call him by his first name; his enthusiasm for literature and drama was outright contagious. He convinced me to read outside my preferred genres

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STORGY Flash Fiction Competition 2019

Flash Fiction Competition 2019 We are pleased to announce the arrival of our second Flash Fiction Competition which is due to open for entries on 8th July 2019. We would like to encourage all authors with a passion for flash to enter (even those on low or no income – see details below – we

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FICTION: The New Dog Is Not The Same As The Old Dog by Hannah Persaud

Louise the health visitor is coming today so I need to spruce myself up. She comes once a week on a Monday at midday, has done for a year. Today is her last visit, though she doesn’t know it yet. In the shower I scrub my body with the loofah mitt until it burns, singing

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FICTION: A Thing Made of Teeth by LC Elliott

I was working late in the library translating an old manuscript when the blackouts first rolled in. The sharp-scented musk of ancient books has always made me feel at home, and in the subterranean stacks it’s easy to imagine yourself elsewhere. The brittle pages of the Aesopica crackled beneath my white-gloved hands, and the dim

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FICTION: A Fish Story by Jennifer Bailey

I’m running through the cold shallows then a low dive and I’m under, opening my eyes to the milk white, green then black, working my limbs, pushing into nothing before I’m up again, often against a wind that stirs the water to frisky waves slapping my face till I have to turn back.  Wading the

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FICTION: The Golden Mean by Mark Halpern

…any kind of mixture that does not in some way or other possess measure of the nature of proportion will necessarily corrupt its ingredients and most of all itself. – Plato, Phlb 64d. Attributed to Socrates. Kimiko accepted meeting at fixed regular intervals. In return, I tolerated some rather unusual proposals. Foremost among these was

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FICTION: Bit of a Scrap (Delhi) by Daniel Hutley

No, mate. Whatever she’s told you’s rubbish. You don’t know the half of it. Guess what they say down the Rose and Crown? Ask Pete. Get me a beer and I’ll tell you it proper. So picture this. Me ‘n’ Eileen, seven hours penned up in one of those piece-of-shit planes. British Airways’ gone nuts,

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