I tend to come down on the ass-in-chair side of the debate between inspiration and perspiration. But, there’s something else here.
Our 2018 call for submissions includes requests for short stories, flash fiction, and poetry.
In addition to our new format, here’s what else to look out for in 2018: The winners of our first (hopefully annual) flash fiction contest, the Show Us Your Short-Shorts Editors’ Prize, will be announced January 15. The Spring Issue will be published in April. The Fall Issue will […]
The Flexible Persona is proud to nominate the following six pieces for the Pushcart Prize: “Ducks” by Mark Jacobs (Fall 2017) | Fiction “Greyhound People” by Amber Parker (Fall 2017) | CNF “However Innocently, However Unwittingly” by Robert McKean (Spring 2017) | Fiction “IUD Insertion” by Daryl Sznyter (Fall […]
My dad and I arrived at the estate auction, our vehicle settled alongside the other cars, vans, and pickups with trailers. Summer in a farming community now overtaken by subdivided lots and strip malls. I’d never been to an auction. Dad hadn’t actually invited me, just called and […]
I knew I had to respect Hemingway when channeling his eyes. I shot a male rhino from 70 yards, as it was grazing—with a high-powered Browning rifle. I brought his head home. I drank heavily as I watched Matadors in tight, shimmering clothes. They grimaced and struck artistic […]
What if the backwoods—the brush, the fallen tree limbs, snapped twigs and pulverized dirt, the massive trench at the end of the culvert running under Chase Avenue, the families of raccoons we chased with aluminum bats (but never intended to harm), the woodpeckers, high above, metronomical, diligent in […]
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