Smokelong Weekly for August 2, 2015:

The Moon is a Wasteland

art by Katie Haire
by Daniel DiFranco

At night, Thomas climbed up onto the roof of his house carrying a lasso. He threw it out, and it fell, limp and coiled. He tried again, and again, and on the seventh try, Goddamnit, he really did put that bastard right around the moon. He pulled it down and it wasn’t as big as … Continue reading The Moon is a Wasteland

More stories:

Egg AlienBy Maggie Su

Eighty-Eight Minutes at SeaBy Scott Fenton

Natural DisasterBy Jessica Plante

Bird of ParadiseBy Alexander Lumans

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Issue Forty-Eight

June 22, 2015

This Week’s Reader:

Christen Aragoni

Christen Aragoni's writing has appeared in The American Prospect, Bethesda Magazine, The Current Newspapers, The Ithaca Times, and other publications. She is the production editor of Currents magazine in Washington D.C. She is at work on a novel.

 

Read the interview with Christen Aragoni

Teaching Flash Fiction to Developing Writers: Insights and Stories from Three Students and Their Professor (Part One)

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Part One: “What Short Short Stories Tell Us About Being Human” Today on the blog, we are excited to feature the first post in a two-part series from guest blogger Virgie Townsend, who recently taught a two-week intensive course on flash fiction for American University’s Discover the World of Communication summer program. Here in Part … Continue reading Teaching Flash Fiction to Developing Writers: Insights and Stories from Three Students and Their Professor (Part One)

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