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.



Misdirection by Ruth Carmel

Flash Nonfiction

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


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


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


Lost Wax by Leonard Kress

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