Tag: PEN Flash Series
Xiaolu Guo: I Am ChinaAugust 2014
Flash Fiction: Now, dearest Queen, let me be direct—why I’m writing to you? I need your help in this country.
Sally Wen Mao: XianningJuly 2014
Flash Fiction: Then she drew his legs. She skipped the body because that moment she forgot that men had bodies – chests, torsos, bellies and all.
Abeer Hoque: Dagger and ShieldMay 2014
It’s that look he loves even though he knows she isn’t really seeing him. He’s part of the landscape, inside her inner eye.
Mira Jacob: Everybody Is Looking for Somebody Like YouMarch 2014
It didn’t matter if they strolled from his periphery or sprinted up from behind. He felt them coming like a warm wind.
Eric Boyd: The Chains That KeepFebruary 2014
Behind him’s two bags on the curb. He needs the ride; I cut him a break.
Matthew Salesses: Inside the Inside of the Green MonsterJanuary 2014
Then she did hear something, a scratching deep inside the walls, like something was trapped in there.
Shani Boianjiu: An Odd BirdJanuary 2014
Flash Fiction Crazy is not hereditary or anything like that.
Christopher Meyers: Letter to My GrandnephewDecember 2013
Flash Fiction from PEN's Prison Writing Contest: I have written 721 pages of letters to you. The paper I write letters to you on is 8' x 10.5'. I hate that.
Rita Zoey Chin: SoloNovember 2013
Your hands swiped gently up at the sky as you named the constellations, each syllable a puff of white smoke into the cold. I could already see the faces our children would have.
Corey Zeller: Dead Money — Pfizer, Cisco, and Other Value TrapsOctober 2013
No one knew they’d have to cut off their tongues to keep those little machines of fire going.
Edie Meidav: CatullusOctober 2013
You have to get down on your knees and sniff too. Do it right and they understand you are one of them.
Carmiel Banasky: WitchAugust 2013
She said this was for my own good—if I was kept in the dark, I would never be afraid of it.
Krys Lee: Girl on a LeashJuly 2013
Already, his face was remote, fleeing her.
Ethel Rohan: Goodnight NobodyJuly 2013
He leaned back into his driver’s seat, closed his eyes, and waited to feel something for the dead man.
Nathalie Handal: Last Night in San Pedro de MacorísJune 2013
Some people like ideas, others like motion, some like one woman, others roam.
Reginald Dwayne Betts: Travellin’ ManJune 2013
His father taught him to crave brown liquor.
Earl Lovelace: A Story in Which I Look GoodMay 2013
Flash Fiction: If he feels pushed, he will turn into a bull, a storm.
Vaddey Ratner: The Cripple’s Last DanceApril 2013
Flash Fiction: Dossier No. X recovered from Interrogation Cell B of Sala-XX
Ru Freeman: SiegeApril 2013
Flash Fiction: The gun empties. He returns.
Randa Jarrar: A SailorApril 2013
Flash Fiction: Her husband wants to know what she had in common with the Turkish sailor.