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Fragments of gold leaf By Alex Clendenning Jiménez

Fragments of gold leaf

To Federico García Lorca

You will breathe in his heavy lilt,
inhale his speckled q’s and misshapen
i’s, hold the way he would speak to you… 496 more words

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FICTION: Mundane Inanities by William Meyer

Jessica sat by the water and thought about how much she liked watching the coming night drip down the horizon. I use the past tense because Jessica died. 3,797 more words


Fruit By Candlelight By Natalie Crick

Fruit By Candlelight

The candle snuffed out, leaving
A trail of cursive smoke.

She probed the apple
Turned to bruise,

Juice bleeding into skin,
Soft as a small skull, 128 more words

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What the Looking Glass Reflects

By Leah Holbrook Sackett

Miriam liked to stand in corners. When no one was watching. When she was anxious. It calmed her down to tighten her focus on the dried drip of paint, the seam in wallpaper, or a crack in the wall for she lived in an old house not of her design. 897 more words

A little June bug

The first issue of Starfall Sea will out by the end of June.

I’m still taking submissions for the first issue. If you’ve got it, send it in. 6 more words

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Competition Longlist and Other Stories

Hello from all at Short Fiction

We are thrilled to announce this year’s competition longlist, which you can see here. Huge congratulations to all who made the cut, and thank you to everyone who entered – some 450 stories. 308 more words


[Sort of] Pantoum for Caitlyn Jenner By Jo-Ella Sarich

Pantoum for Caitlyn Jenner

I am Caitlyn Jenner
6 ‘ 2 “ Olympian
I was running endless laps around the track when they pulled me out, 497 more words

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