Issue Sixty — The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction June 18, 2018

“All that flash can do”—A Letter from the Editor

Stories:

Whale Fall—GRAND PRIZE WINNER Alvin Park

All the Other Dogs Screaming—SECOND PLACE Devin Kelly

Satellite—THIRD PLACE Elaine Edwards

I Went To the Tardigrade Eliezra Schaffzin

A Matter between Neighbors Jennifer Wortman

I’m Ron McRain said Ron McRain Jonathan Cardew

Boy Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor

Haunt Theresa Hottel

Dark Little Spaces Sam Burns

The Loneliness of the Siberian Chipmunk Michelle Orabona

Taking Notes Kerry Cullen

The Reader in the Square Sara Johnson Allen

Anywhere We’ve Ever Wanted Jonathan D. Nixon

It’s Over Molly Giles

The Groundskeeper Devin Kelly

The Color of the Sea at Noon Kathryn McMahon

Mother of God Michael R. Sloan

Everything There Is to Love on Earth Lyndsie Manusos

The Good Old Days Josh Weston

How Leopards Sleep Molia Dumbleton

A Boy Who Does Not Remember His Father Joy Baglio

Blemish Jessica Cavero

The Cover-up K.C. Mead-Brewer

Interviews with:

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Sara Johnson Allen by Leigh Camacho Rourks

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Joy Baglio by Mary Henn

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Sam Burns  by Mary Henn

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Jonathan Cardew by Michael Czyzniejewski

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Jessica Cavero by Tay Marie Lorenzo

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Kerry Cullen by Leslie Doyle

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Molia Dumbleton by Emily Capettini

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Elaine Edwards by Tara Laskowski

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Molly Giles by Veronica Montes

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Theresa Hottel by Joe Lucido

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Devin Kelly by Karen Craigo

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Lyndsie Manusos by Shelly Weathers

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Kathryn McMahon by Sarah K. Lenz

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with KC Mead-Brewer by Sierra Sitzes

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Jonathan D. Nixon by Jason Teal

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor by Hananah Zaheer

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Michelle Orabona by Ron A. Austin

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Alvin Park by Jacob S. Knabb

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Eliezra Schaffzin by Victoria Cho

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Michael R. Sloan by John Milas

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Josh Weston by Sierra Sitzes

Smoke & Mirrors: An Interview with Jennifer Wortman by Michael Czyzniejewski

Issue 60 Playlist

Listen along to Issue 60’s playlist on Spotify! K.C. Mead-Brewer, “The Cover-up” – “Maneater” by Lower Dens Lower Dens is a bright star in Baltimore’s dream pop sky. I like their cover of “Maneater” as a complement to “The Cover-up” not only for the sexual humor and cover/cover-up connection, but because it’s such a strong … Continue reading Issue 60 Playlist

Review: Tiny Crimes Leaves Big Impact

  by Kim Kankiewicz   It takes audacity to write flash fiction, to assert that a few hundred words can carry the weight of a story. Memorable flash fiction offsets brevity with boldness, transgressing boundaries and embracing risk. Boldness and risk prevail in Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery & Murder (Black Balloon, June … Continue reading Review: Tiny Crimes Leaves Big Impact