Flash No. 19 – JP Infante

woman with wings statue grayscale photo

In a brothel outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, an English archaeologist finds a clay tablet with Latin writings. After careful study, historians believe it is the reproduction of a letter written by John the Apostle.

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Flash No. 17 – Sue Mell

interior of cozy studio with bed and couch decorated with vintage furniture and vinyl records

I am folding my mom’s fancy clothes. Bright patterned dresses and diaphanous floral blouses from Bloomingdale’s. Bespoke wool pants, now impossibly baggy, from a shop on Madison. All the finery she once wore to Broadway plays and opera at the Met, to museums and lunches at upscale Manhattan restaurants.

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Hybrid No. 1 – Emma Eisler

seashore under white and blue sky during sunset

Solstice by Emma Eisler ———————————–You are———————————–no earth-bound love —————————————————–Spoke the girl to the God of the Sun. —————————————————–Once, the Sun and the Moon played —————————————————–tag over meadows and streams, —————————————————–dipped their toes in oceans at the —————————————————–edge of continents.   —————————————————–And?  —————————————————–Gave love in streaks of light to girl—————————————————–petal soft and blue vein delicate.  We met on an archaeology […]

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Stories No. 84 – C. Adán Cabrera

cups of delicious latte with ornament in cafeteria

Reaching Back by C. Adán Cabrera Lorenzo Rivas stirred a seventh packet of sugar into his coffee. He wondered how much of his twelve-minute break he’d spent staring at the barista’s arm. Or, rather, the lack of it. Even now, while Lorenzo emptied the stainless-steel pitcher of creamer into his cup, the sweet concoction rising precariously […]

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Flash No. 16 – Taylor V. Card

abstract painting

Her Immortal By Taylor V. Card One day (which we must all understand to mean many years ago now) a girl in her mother’s kitchen cuts a lock of her shiny hair, sets it in resin, and promises to live forever. When she is ninety-three and dying, she calls grey loved ones into the room […]

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Flash No. 15 – Peter Gregg Slater

assorted map pieces

A Tale of Two Maps By Peter Gregg Slater Knowing how I love maps, the owner of a bookstore in Washington, D.C. brought out two for me to look over during a 2019 visit. The first, a world map from 1578, displayed the surrealistic continents and islands characteristic of the period’s cartography. Tiny ships bravely […]

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