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Summer/Fall 2022 Issue 


Flash Fiction

>  Conference, by Bill Vernon

>  Ham, by Robert Boucheron

>  The Orator, by James Carpenter

>  Asuki, by Gary Duehr

>  Dancer, by Anita Haas

>  On The Move, by Anita Haas - 2022 Pushcart Prize Nominee 

>  Kicking It All In, by Charles Rammelkamp

>  Wise Man, by Charles Rammelkamp - 2016 Pushcart Prize Nominee 

>  Rite of Passage, by Phil Temples

>  Emperor of One, by J. T. Townley


Prose Poetry

>  Monitor, by Matthew Dettmer

>  Ferry Crumbs, by Charles Hayes

>  She Is Me, by Charles Hayes

>  In The Original Language, by Paul Rabinowitz  

>  On Robert Frank's photo "Ranch Market,

     Hollywood," by M. E. Silverman

WINTER 2021 Issue


Flash Fiction

o  Dead Folks by William Alton

o  The Hockey Puck by Jim Bates

o  The Phone by Richard Bland

o  I Can See My End by David Farran

o  Stardust Melody by Richard Risemberg

o  Pig by Jane Snyder

o  Crazy by Don Tassone

o  Presence by Don Tassone

o  The Flights of Psyche by Mary Tharin

o  Sudden Disaster in the Hotdog Line by Mason Yates

Prose Poetry

o  Baja Baptists by John Dorroh

o  Turn of Events by Francis Fernandez


Fall 2020 Issue

Flash Fiction

o  Aliens by James Bates

The Story Therapist by Peter Anthony Murphy

Alone by Don Tassone

Crazy Happy by Tavi Black

Cogs and Gears by Laura Engler

Mother by Rachel Oblak

Wedding Prep or, The Funhouse by Nina Sharzov-Zabrun

Go to Hell by Charles Rammelkamp

o  Patron Saints  by Alexander Joseph

o  Iris by Martin Dodd


Prose Poetry

Late Hour by John McKernan

GK by John McKernan

Never Undertaken by Nigel Ford



Summer 2020 Issue 


The End of the World As We Knew It, by David Adès

Emil's Magic, by Jim Bates

o  Bruiser, by Robert Boucheron

o  Happy Memories, by John Dennis Clayton

o  It Was 1951, by Chella Courington

A Special Place In Hell, by Craig Grafton

Waiting Room, by Anita Haas

o  Two Childhood Friends, by Michael Hogan

Hey Bear, by Kathryn Holzman

Creation: A Flash Epic, by Fred D. White


Spring 2020 Issue

(These selections from past issues were published in Zodiac on the occasion of re-activating the magazine after three years of dormancy.) 

o  What I Live For, by Robert Boucheron

Shooting At Diamonds, by Rebecca Clay Haynes

Dewey Lake, by Doug Johnson

A Snifter of Absynthe, by Stephen V. Ramey

My Maintenance Man, by Carol Sanford

Walking Papers, by Daniel VanTassel

Crane Collapses, No Fatalities, by Gabriel Schenk                    o  God's Dog, by Gale Tanner

o  The Keening of the Ccthull, by David Adès

Aunt Gwen Sneaks, by Kenneth Pobo

Fall 2017 Issue


o  The Final Watch, by Jonathan Ferrini   

o  The Business of Fellow Travelers, by Paul Handley

o  Mitch, by Charles Hayes

o  Oddities, by Peter Hurtgen Jr.

o  Feedback, by Vincent Mannings

o  Medusa, by Lara Saunders

o  Crane Collapses, No Fatalities, by Gabriel Schenk

o  2012, by Siphokazi Vuso


o  Not Goodbye, by Abigail George   

o  A Club, by Lawrence Syldan

Summer 2017 Issue 

Stories from our Alums


Ten Items Or Less, by Don Dewey   

Coal Tipple, by Charles Hayes

The King, by Charles Hayes

Purple, by Emily Larkin

Locker Room Banter, by Charles Rammelkamp

The Change, by Jeffrey Winter

Stories from out New Submitters

I Love My Wife, by Anna Downes   

My Only One, by Betty Krasnik

Mektig, by Olivia Lowenberg

The Knowing of Which Way to Turn, by Michael Smith

Faux-Gilt, by Keith Vaughn

The Rockabilly Sin, by Amber Wilson

Summer/Fall 2016 Issue


Flash Fiction

The Game, by Norman Belanger   

>  What I Live For, by Robert Boucheron - 2016 Pushcart Prize                                   Nominee

>  Review Of An Inmate's Letter, by Craig Grafton

>  How Did I Ever Wind Up Here, by Charles Hayes

>  Where I Will Not Go, by Charles Hayes

>  Number's Up, by Michael C. Keith

>  The Party's Already Over, by Len Kuntz

>  Conference, by Bill Vernon - 2016 Pushcart Prize Nominee

Winter/Spring 2016 Issue


Flash Fiction

Prose Poetry


Summer/Fall 2015 Issue

Flash Fiction

Prose Poetry

Spring 2015 Issue

Flash Fiction

  • The Search for a Silent Star,  by Russ Bickerstaff

  • Tender Things, by Joe Cavano

  • What Happened When the Rodeo Was in Town, by AJ Kirby

  • I Am A Picker, by Jo Macek

  • Disrespect, by Charles Rammelkamp......Editors' Choice

  • Lego House, by Vani Rao

  • Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands, by Phil Temples

  • The Man on the Train, by Andy Tu

Prose Poetry

  • What We Notice, by Gil Hoy

  • In The Belly of the Boat, by Angel La Canfora

  • Hallelujah, by Vani Rao

  • All Too Human, by Lawrence Syldan

Fall 2014 Issue 

Flash Fiction  

  • The Keening of the CCthull,  by David Adès

  • Being There,  by Chella Courington

  • The Place Where the Chiefs Meet,  by Frank Diamond

  • Levin & Kitty, Circa 2014,  by Lara Dolphin

  • Forty Years on Earth,  by Mexico Michaels

  • The Window Where the Trains Came In,  by Janet Irvin

  • Dewey Lake,  by Doug Johnson

  • The Kiss,  by Nashae Jones

  • The Basketweaver,  by Mark McKee

  • A Story About Whales,  by Jef Otte

  • Stray Cat,  by Charles Rammelkamp

  • The Story of Losing,  by Sasha Sanchez

  • Belson, Keelie and The Moon,  by Daniel VanTassel

  • Full Circle,  by Chris Wilkensen

Prose Poetry

  • Eight Micro Musings from Marc Carver


        > TALES OF MEN PART 1

        > LOVE AND HATE

        > SCALES

        > SPILT MILK

        > BORN LUCKY

        > MC FUNNY

        > ASBO'TASTIC

  • Secret Admirer,  by Anton Frost

  • Fetch,  by Jeffrey Winter                          

Winter 2014 Issue   (February 2014)

Flash Fiction

  • Mike Keith, The Window on His World

  • Adam Padgett, The Politician

  • DJ Swykert, The Age of Faeries

  • Gale Tanner, God's Dog (also see Gale's "How Mac Got Promoted" the Winter 2012 Issue.)

  • Phil Temples, At Peace

  • John Matthew Whalen, Greatest Apes, Part 1

  • Laura Wooffitt, Marriage Prospects

Prose Poetry

  • Marc Carver, The Test

  • Will Dixon, Feathers                                  

  • Craig Fishbane, Another Mirror

  • Kim Peter Kovac, The Racer's Edge

  • Lucinda Olmstead, Lust

  • Gerry Sarnat, Freerange

Spring 2013 Issue 

Flash Fiction

  • Carly Berg, Beanstalk Revised

  • Eric Blix, Going Home Via The Internal Combustion Engine

  • Henry Brown, Flood Victims – Man and Boy

  • Robin Wyatt Dunn, Last Friday

  • Joe Giordano, The End of the Italian Bread

  • Kevin Hall, In From the Rain

  • Joe Kilgore, The Rangoon Eye

  • Stephen Koster, Forgetting the Real Paris 

  • Stephen V. Ramey, A Snifter of Absinthe

  • Charles Rammelkamp, And They All Lived Happily Ever After

  • Rob Schultz, Shopper's Paradise

  • Phil Temples, Purpose

  • Laura Woofitt, Hosea


Prose Poetry

  • Will Dixon, A Course    

  • Alan Reed, Patches of Green

  • Olvard Smith, Doom

Fall 2012 Issue 

Flash Fiction:

  • Past Matters by E.A. Aymar

  • What I Live For by Robert Boucheron

  • Regarding the Privies by PJ Cox

  • The Hole by Tricia Fields

  • On Frying Fish by George Masters

  • The Transit by Banks Miller

  • Ship Sails On by Valery Petrovskiy

Short Stories:

  • Somewhere There's a Pony by Bernie Hafeli

  • How Many Raccoons is a Cat Worth? by Doug Johnson

  • Unfortunate Luck by Lasher Lane

  • Counting Cars by Joplin Rice

  • The Awakening by Hollis Whitlock

Prose Poetry:

  • Cuba by Jéanpaul Ferro

  • On the Proper Role of Desire by Craig Fishbane

Summer 2012 Issue

Flash Fiction

  • The Last One, by Randall Brown

  • Silversides, by Patrick Forgette

  • Hallsville, by Derek Frazier

  • Blame it on the Jeans, by Megan Gregor

  • My Maintenance Man, by Carol Sanford

  • One's Own Life, by John Williams

Short Stores

  • Home Fires Burning, by Ed Ahern

  • Morrow, by Chris Deal

  • Forever, by Bobby Fox

  • Dewey Lake, by Doug Johnson

  • The Last Few Pages, by Howard Mosely-Chalk

  • Three People Dancing, by Peter Volpe

Prose Poetry

  • Conversations with Zip, by Will Dixon

Spring 2012 Issue 


Flash Fiction:

  • Context Driven, by David Atkinson

  • Elegy, by Anne Marie DeVito

  • His Father's Legacy, by John Dougherty

  • Flannel Shirt, by Kristina Estebo

  • Unformed, by Phil Temples


Short Stories:

  • The Perfect Switch, by James Carpenter

  • Chief, by Donald Dewey

  • The Man Who Prepared Himself for Death, by Allen Kopp

  • Fu Manchu, Foo Man Choo, Man Chew Food, by Gregg Sapp

  • The End of Spring, by Michael Schrimper

  • Dance of the Standup Man, by Janet Slike 


 Prose Poetry:

  • Marie Curie & Arthur Rimbaud: An Imagined Marriage,  by Marissa Cohen

  • Exercises in Eloquence, by V. Moriarty  

Winter 2012 Issue   (January 2012)


Flash Fiction:

  • Fast Track, by Patrick Forgette

  • Shooting at Diamonds, by Rebecca Clay Haynes

  • Dorothy, by Julie Morgan King

  • Flat Iron Blues, by Arthur McMaster

  • Aunt Gwen Sneaks, by Kenneth Pobo


Short Stories:

  • Calmato, by Donald Dewey

  • The Devil’s Cup, by E.G. Fulton

  • Feast on Flies, by Heidi Kraay

  • Red Tiger Walk, by George Eyre Master

  • Arachnids, by Michael Onofrey

  • How Mac Got Promoted, by Gale Tanner


Prose Poetry:

  • The Man Who Harvests Redeemable Cans, by William Doreski

  • On Not Being Able to Dance, by Milton P. Ehrlich, Ph.D.

  • Karner Blue Butterfly, by Jamie Taylor


Fall 2011 - Inaugural Issue

  • Walking Papers by Daniel VanTassel

  • Relations by V. Moriarty

  • A Father's Sins by Brian Wright

  • Bonds by Pierre Bourdain

  • The Man Who Was Looking Down by Daniel VanTassel

  • Pentamentality by Chet Meyer

  • Quieting the Crickets by Daniel VanTassel

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