Smokelong Weekly for April 28, 2015:

Any Friend of My Friend

art by Alexander C. Kafka
by Mardith Louisell

An Irish friend told me that her German friend, a frequent traveling companion and fellow fan of Leonard Cohen, had called. I wasn’t sure why but Leonard Cohen was a big hit with the Irish and also with the Germans. “Do you want to come to Berlin and see the Leonard Cohen concert?” her German … Continue reading Any Friend of My Friend

More stories:

Broken BirdsBy Debbie Kinsey

FallBy Santi Elijah Holley

The Pool GuyBy Jessica Alexander

Two Truths and One Lie About Marian ‘Lady Tyger’ Trimiar, Former Women’s Lightweight Champion of the WorldBy Annie Bilancini

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Issue Forty-Seven

April 6, 2015

This Week’s Reader:

Beth Thomas

Beth Thomas lives and writes in and for the desert southwest. Her dusty, ghosty, windy stories have appeared in ABQ Free Press, Wigleaf, El Portal, Contrary, PANK, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other places. She was previously a senior editor at SmokeLong Quarterly and was the recipient of the first Kathy Fish Fellowship (2007).

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SLQ interviews editor Robert Shapard about international flash fiction

Flash Fiction International pbk mech.indd

What was the goal behind Flash Fiction International? Did you have any expectations starting out? Our publisher wanted us to do a new international book, based on a successful one we did years ago, Sudden Fiction International. We thought this time flash was the way to go. I’ve always loved seeing very short stories from … Continue reading SLQ interviews editor Robert Shapard about international flash fiction


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