SmokeLong Weekly for December 10, 2018:

The Great Abide

by Brooke Fossey

There is a road off Interstate 20 in the grasslands of west Texas, no sign, no name, just seven miles of pavement before tapering off into dirt. It splits a mile later into a trail that looks beaten down by hooves more so than tires, and if you go toward the sunset at the fork, … Continue reading The Great Abide

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AlligatorBy Christopher M Drew

There Weren’t Even Any BubblesBy Vivien Cao

Issue Sixty-One

September 17, 2018

This Week’s Reader:

Molia Dumbleton

Molia Dumbleton's debut collection of short fiction, God Nor Beast, was a Finalist for the 2018 Iowa Short Fiction Award. Individual stories from that collection have appeared in The Kenyon Review, New England Review, Witness, and others. She has been awarded the Seán Ó Faoláin Story Prize, Columbia Journal Winter Fiction Award (selected by Roxane Gay), Dromineer Literary Festival Flash Fiction Award, Kelly Barnhill Microfiction Prize; Third Prize for the Bridport Prize and Bath Flash Fiction Award; and was a Finalist for, among other things, the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award and Hemingway Shorts. She is very grateful to have benefitted from a Peter Taylor Fellowship to the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop, a Susannah McCorkle Scholarship in Fiction to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and an AWP Writer-to-Writer Mentorship. She is a volunteer reader for The Masters Review and a member of the Curatorial Board at Ragdale. She teaches, coaches, and freelances in Chicago.

Read the interview with Molia Dumbleton

Flash in the Classroom: Winesburg to Las Perditas

In the SmokeLong Flash in the Classroom series, we ask teachers to share how they use flash fiction in their classrooms. If you are a teacher and have a story about how you use flash to get your students excited about writing, please submit your work here. Today, James Claffey, a writer and teacher in … Continue reading Flash in the Classroom: Winesburg to Las Perditas