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“Funny Girl” by Jefferson Navicky

She was a funny girl, Denise. People all over the world, she used to say, like it when you smile and laugh. And she tried to keep them laughing through their empty temples. When I first met her she’d returned from the gulf, and she had a bloody […]

This Time Might Be Different Stories of Maine by Elaine Ford

This Time Might Be Different by Elaine Ford

This Time Might Be Different Stories of Maine by Elaine Ford Two-time TFP contributor, the late awarding-winning writer Elaine Ford has a posthumous story collection out from Islandport Press. Her story “Millennium Fever” (the Aloft Issue) is included in the collection. This Time Might Be Different by award-winning writer […]

We’ve Moved

TFP has relocated. If you submit via USPS, please note the new address. If you’ve recently submitted, don’t worry, your submission will be forwarded! The Flexible Persona c/o Cheska Lynn P.O. Box 776 Troy, NY 12180

On Being Spread Too Thin

I am a Virgo. What this means, for those of you who don’t follow such pastimes as how one’s personality traits may or may not align to one’s astrological sign, is that I pride myself on structure, organization, punctuality, reliability. I am nothing, I think to myself, if […]

"Blue" © Maria-Nicole Ikonomou

The Imagination

In advance of our upcoming spring print issue, be sure to check out not only the new prose and poetry, but also this essay by Mary Ruefle. Imagination In This Issue | Spring 2018 Mira Martin-Parker  Mother’s Face Robert Vivian  All The Rivers Of My Days Shoshana Lovett-Graff  Latent     […]