Issue Fifty-Seven September 18, 2017

“Let’s Get It On”—A Letter from the Editor

Stories:

I’m Such a Slut and I Don’t Give a Fuck Jen Michalski

Manatees William Todd Seabrook

Husking Didi Wood

Floodplain John Jodzio

Sins of Omission James Claffey

Belly Tim Fitts

San Miguel Jane V. Blunschi

Fragore Nickalus Rupert

Sexting Cheyenne Autry

Apology Note To My Roommate Irene After My Chimaera Destroyed Her Blue Suede Heels Kaely Horton

What We Do for Work Caitlyn GD

The Extinction Museum: Exhibit #521 (steel drum of gasoline next to brightly illustrated petroleum timeline produced for children by the government in the early 2000s) Tina May Hall

St. Zelda’s Allison Pinkerton

All of us are in pieces Melissa Goode

Still Life with Hairball Robyn Groth

Night Run Monica Lewis

The Unicorn Skylar Alexander

Good Boys Tamara Schuyler

Werewolf Garrett Biggs

Interviews with:

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Skylar Alexander by Shelly Weathers

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Cheyenne Autry by Tay Marie Lorenzo

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Garrett Biggs by John Milas

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Jane V. Blunschi by Allison Pinkerton

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with James Claffey by Christopher Allen

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Tim Fitts by Pamela Murray Winters

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Caitlyn GD by Karen Craigo

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Melissa Goode by Mel Bosworth

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Robyn Groth by Scott Onak

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Tina May Hall by Michael Czyzniejewski

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Kaely Horton by Hananah Zaheer

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with John Jodzio by Meghan Phillips

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Monica Lewis by Al Kratz

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Jen Michalski by Tara Laskowski

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Allison Pinkerton by Michael Czyzniejewski

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Nickalus Rupert by Michelle Ross

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with William Todd Seabrook by Kim Winternheimer

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Tamara Schuyler by Shasta Grant

Smoke and Mirrors: An Interview with Didi Wood by Tara Laskowski

Here’s Our Playlist for Issue 57!

Issue 57 of SmokeLong Quarterly comes with a whole new sensory experience. We’ve created a Spotify playlist for Issue 57, so you can listen to music that’s been paired with each story in the issue. The songs were chosen by each author, and our associate editor Meghan Phillips curated the playlist order for your listening … Continue reading Here’s Our Playlist for Issue 57!

Six Flash Fictions with Great Endings

Editor’s note: We are fortunate to have Tara L. Masih, founding series editor for the Best Small Fictions anthology, guest blog for us this week. Tara takes a look at some of her favorite endings from flash fictions included in the BSF series.  Anyone who studies or participates in writing sudden, flash, or micro fiction … Continue reading Six Flash Fictions with Great Endings