art by Alexander C. Kafka

Issue Fifty-Two June 20, 2016

“Desiccated Roses”—A Letter from the Editor

Stories:

How Do You Do, Boise? Casey Quinn

Sometimes My Father Comes Back from the Dead Steve Edwards

Several Repurposed Pictorials Karen Donovan

Tabloid Dinah Cox

A Moving Target Crissie McMullan

Make-Believe Shasta Grant

My Friend Diane Emily Flouton

Time Has No Essence John Riley

Cravat Rosanne Scott

Medusa at 13 Maggie Nye

White Buffalo Woman Stacy Trautwein Burns

Storage Melissa Scholes Young

An Old Woman with Silver Hands A.A. Balaskovits

Prismatic Eileen Merriman

Surge and Recede Remy Barnes

The Tale End Susan Kim Campbell

Pearls Nicole Hebdon

I’d Botch Data for You Kelsey Wiora

Summer Baby Anne Elizabeth Weisgerber

Little Harlot Nancy Au

Swallowed Dana Diehl

Interviews with:

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Nancy Au by Tara Laskowski

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with A.A. Balaskovits by Tara Laskowski

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Stacy Trautwein Burns by Maria Gayed and Francesca Root

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Remy Barnes by Teneice Durrant

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Susan Kim Campbell by Terrie Farley Moran

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Dinah Cox by Anastasia Berkovich

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Dana Diehl by Beth Fiset

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Karen Donovan by Michael Czyzniejewski

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Steve Edwards by Pete Stevens

Smoke and Mirrors: an Interview with Emily Flouton by Scott Fenton

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Shasta Grant by David Ebenbach

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Nicole Hebdon by John Milas

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Crissie McMullan by Andy Myers

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Eileen Merriman by Robert Vaughan

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Maggie Nye by Karen Craigo

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Casey Quinn by Qiana Towns

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with John Riley by Sequoia Nagamatsu

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Rosanne Scott by Leland Cheuk

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Anne Weisgerber by Sarah K. Lenz

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Kelsey Wiora by Cate McGowan

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Melissa Scholes Young by Michelle Ross

The Flash That Haunts Us

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In SmokeLong‘s “Why Flash Fiction?” series, flash fiction writers and editors explore what draws them to the form. In this column, Hillary Leftwich explores how her son’s epilepsy has informed her fiction. Submit your own “Why Flash Fiction?” article or other flash-related essays on our Submittable page!    By Hillary Leftwich Ten to fifteen seconds. … Continue reading The Flash That Haunts Us

Cool Stuff Writers Do: The Tool Project

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Writing prompts are nothing new, but they can always be helpful in sparking the imagination and generating new content. SmokeLong editor Tara Laskowski recently stumbled across a casual Facebook microfiction writing project that intrigued her—The Tool Project, started by horror writers and editors Ellen Datlow and Kaaron Warren. The concept? Ellen sends Kaaron a photo … Continue reading Cool Stuff Writers Do: The Tool Project

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