Winter 2015: All Flash

"Day 233: Visually Stimulating Words" © Ansy Wong; used by permission

On the Shortness of Everything

Even flash essays need space for thoughts to ramble—and thoughts are the things that power a strong ‘I’ voice.

—“What's a Flash Essay?”

New pieces will appear on the Table of Contents as they publish throughout the issue cycle.



TW Reading Series

Notebook for a Novel by Stacy Carlson
Viola's Speech by James Tadd Adcox

First Person

What's a Flash Essay? by Martha Nichols

Flash Nonfiction

Dear iTunes by Rachel Furey
All the Things the Mohawk Stole by Tracy Roberson-Woolard
The Gleaming Light by Jocelyn Heaney
Ten Things I Hate by John Silvio
Grout by Mary Collins
He Calls Her Blossom by Jeri Edwards


Lost Wax by Leonard Kress


Miki Fukuda: Two Poems by Miki Fukuda
Autumn Stephens: Prose Poems by Autumn Stephens
Louisa Howerow: Haiku by Louisa Howerow

Trends and Reviews

Mr. Spock Was My First Crush by Martha Nichols
Dear Young Writers by Lorraine Berry and Martha Nichols


Katie Cortese on Writing by Kelcey Parker


Misdirection by Ruth Carmel