Flash Fiction
Tommy Dean Each Death Gets Us Closer Cycle 5 Intrepidus Ink Feb 28, 2024

Each Death Gets Us Closer

A flipped boat, he clings to the metal bench seat slick with mossy water, his feet spasming in the unknown depths below him. Because at

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A. Katherine Black Mother, Shift, Mother Intrepidus Ink Jan 2024

Mother, Shift, Mother

I hugged you, and I hugged you again before you stepped out that door. Did I warn enough about the monsters? I didn’t want to

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The Wise Internal Voice

B e watchful of voices that shout shouldn’t, mustn’t, don’t. They said she shouldn’t climb up the fire escape and whisper conversations with the night

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Heather Santo, author of Lost and Found, Intrepidus Ink

Lost and Found

I cy wind rattled the coffee shop windows. The string of fairy lights outside the storefront shook, striking the glass in a repeating tink, tink,

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Zary Fekete's Taltos six-fingered girl in the story


A woodsman gave me a ride for the last few miles. He was surprised to find a young woman on the mountain path. “You’re a

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Salena Casha For the Love of Fries

For the Love of Fries

D avid loved untaxed Bauhaus steel. Especially when it was at a Vancouver 6.7 percent discount. If he included the security envelope with fifty one-dollar

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Weighing scales represent how the narrator weighs the choice to make.

Bubble Gum Romance

A tough call—Strawberry Lemonade or Wild Cherry? I had heard rumors last semester but until now didn’t believe them.         Rachel Roth,

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Depicts title, author, and image central to Abby Moeller's story, "Sunken Treasure."

Sunken Treasure

S he had no fear of the bubbles. They caressed her skin more softly than she guessed as she sank deeper. The cold burned at

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Her Phone

Inspired by Hernando Tellez’ story Lather and Nothing Else S he came into study hall with a flounce. I was the only tutor on duty

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Call Me By Your Love Name

H e moans Samyukta, Samyukta—your given name—with a lazy oomph. You halt, squint, your body crouched over him stiffens, and the frenzy between the four

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Wheeled Centaur

D ecember 19th. Her birthday.         Cathy cried softly into her pillow, a copy of the local paper spread out on her

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The Revolution of Olena

Where are they going?  Beyond the sky, behind the moon, To wait for us someday soon.          ~Cold War-era children’s lullaby O

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Leaving by Staying

I didn’t believe you when you told us the Jellyfish was dying.         The bioluminescent glow around Her edges had softened, and

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Knock, Knock

W hen the knock came, Penny had thought it would be insistent and bold. The way she remembered him. Instead, it fluttered, hesitant, against the

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Rating Beer

Dennis Scriber’s recent activity on BottomsUp: The World’s #1 Beer-Rating App Pure Bliss Milk Stout Authentic West Brewing Co. 3.7/5 Beer rated on Friday,  April

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On Auto

I’m old enough to smoke and fight in a war. How is it unsafe for me to drive down the street without Car doing it

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