SmokeLong Weekly for January 18, 2019:


by Shoshana Surek

Sarah felt overwhelmed by the pressures of the world, with politics, and with the workload assigned by her AP Physics teacher. She had watched a documentary about twelve-year-old girls being sold on the black market as sex slaves. After that, she swore she would never have sex. Once, during an active-shooter scenario at school, when … Continue reading Blank

More stories:

What Wasn’t Swallowed Was ExhaledBy Tucker Leighty-Phillips

Milk and Other LiesBy Judy Darley

The Great AbideBy Brooke Fossey

ArrangementBy Jessica Dealing

Issue Sixty-Two

December 17, 2018

This Week’s Reader:

Audra Kerr Brown

Audra Kerr Brown lives betwixt the corn and soybean fields of southeast Iowa. Her stories have appeared in Fjords Review, People Holding, F(r)iction Online, Fiction Southeast, Cheap Pop, Flash Fiction Online and elsewhere. Her story “The Way of the Woods” was selected for Best Small Fictions 2018 and Wigleaf’s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions list.

Read the interview with Audra Kerr Brown

SmokeLong on the Road: An Interview with Hananah Zaheer

In 2019 we’re going on the road to visit as many of our contributors and editors as possible, to say thank you and to get to know these passionate, talented people better. Our first stop is Dubai where we had lunch with Hananah Zaheer, who does interviews for SmokeLong. After lunch, I talked to Hananah … Continue reading SmokeLong on the Road: An Interview with Hananah Zaheer