Flash No. 22 – Richard Krause

spotted cows on pasture in summertime

Penn State University would periodically send down these studies on dairy cows. The farmers would have to implement them whether they liked it or not, but it was always the cause of ridicule, of mockery, that the scientists at Penn State hadn’t gotten close to the udders of a single cow, had never been kicked by one, never saw the mastitis their directives were meant to clear up,…

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Flash No. 21 – Josh Dale

melted food on the floor

You go to flip the omelet over, and it breaks. Ever so gently a turn, like you always do, and it still breaks. The innards are exposed. The eggs will continue to harden and soon burn.

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Flash No. 20 – KP Vogell

pile of covered books

The author confesses that this story has been written entirely by mistake. It begins with the mistake of an alarm clock opening and keeps piling them on: a stereotypical main character, a two-dimensional significant other, an unconvincing villain.

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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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