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Smoking With Christopher Merkner

I admit I’m not usually drawn to the short, staccato sentences you use to construct your story, but on the second read, you drew me in. After selecting the flash and discovering your name, I did a Google search and found other flashes online that show you experiment with voice and style. What made you … Continue reading Smoking With Christopher Merkner

“Microscopic Spotlights”: An Interview with Tara Masih

Tara Masih will be giving out two autographed copies of┬áBest Small Fictions. One copy will go to the author of the story she selects for publication. The other will be given to someone who follows us (@SmokeLong) on Twitter and tweets at us the title of his or her favorite story from┬áSmokeLong Quarterly Issue 49 … Continue reading “Microscopic Spotlights”: An Interview with Tara Masih

Smoking With Sarah Moesta

Can you tell us a little bit about the narrative of this story? Where did it start for you, and how did it change and adjust as you returned to it and worked on it? Most of the layers of this piece fell into place after I decided that I wanted to write about a … Continue reading Smoking With Sarah Moesta

When I Lose Track of the Children, 5 & 7, Near the Magazine Section at Costco

The children wanted me to buy them diapers. It was at first silly. Then they voiced up. I could not follow their logic; I rejected the appeal. I explained they were not in charge. I told them their silliness was not welcome. I may have called them idiots. I may have said they were acting … Continue reading When I Lose Track of the Children, 5 & 7, Near the Magazine Section at Costco