SmokeLong Weekly for October 23, 2018:

What I Have Coming To Me

by Maddy Raskulinecz

My lips are so bitten up it’s like my mouth just chewed its way out of my face. I think my mother is about to tell me about the divorce between her and my father. Guess my age, with my parents getting divorced. You’re wrong, add ten years. I feel like I’m in a nightmare; … Continue reading What I Have Coming To Me

More stories:

The UnicornBy Ashley Kalagian Blunt

TrespassersBy Shelli Cornelison

The Sand and the SeaBy Michelle Ross

Ourself, OurselfBy Lindsey Baker

Issue Sixty-One

September 17, 2018

This Week’s Reader:

Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen is a translator, freelance editor and the author of the flash fiction collection Other Household Toxins (Matter Press). Allen’s work has appeared in [PANK], Indiana Review, Jellyfish Review, Longleaf Review and others; his book reviews in Necessary Fiction, Word Riot and others. He is the co-editor of SmokeLong Quarterly.

Read the interview with Christopher Allen

Social Media and Politics in Kenya: An Interview with John O. Ndavula

For the last few months, the SmokeLong team have had the pleasure of having John O. Ndavula on staff as our Kiswahili editor and translator. The story he chose appeared in issue 61, out now. John has recently published a book about the effects and uses of social media in Kenyan politics.  ___________________ Allen: John, … Continue reading Social Media and Politics in Kenya: An Interview with John O. Ndavula