SmokeLong Weekly for July 19, 2018:


by John Mancini

When I first met Sherry she was standing barefoot in the tall grass feeding bread to a swan. Sherry lived on the other side of Stoney Creek in a small clapboard house that sat up on cinder blocks, overlooking the cove and bordering the woods that hemmed in the neighborhood. The swan had just appeared … Continue reading Swans

This Week’s Reader:

Amanda Miska

Amanda Miska is Publisher of Split Lip Press. She lives and writes in the Philly suburbs, and you can find her stories and essays at

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Book Review: Sherrie Flick’s Thank Your Lucky Stars

by Cheryl Pappas Lucky for us, Sherrie Flick has a new collection of stories. Thank Your Lucky Stars (Autumn House Press) comes out in September. If you read flash, you know her name. Flick’s stories have appeared in several anthologies dedicated to flash. She has published a chapbook (I Call This Flirting; Flume Press, 2004), … Continue reading Book Review: Sherrie Flick’s Thank Your Lucky Stars