Category Archives: Ha ha

Portrait of a Dive Bar

TOURNIQUET TUESDAYS | Tori Bond. →Read the story @ Cease, Cows. In “Tourniquet Tuesdays,” author Tori Bond begins by describing the drinking game of the same name (“It involved Wild Turkey and knocking someone out while blindfolded”) and uses this … Continue reading

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Srsly, like… LOL!!! ;) …or: How to Be a True Navajo Woman

FAWNA MOON | Erika T. Wurth. →Read the story @ Waxwing Literary Journal. The following is a list of unforgivable textual crimes: plagiarism, oxford commas, semicolons (except when used ironically), triteness, cliches and received language as a substitute for original thought, … Continue reading

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Reformed, Basically

PAROLE OFFICER PETE | Peter Clarke ⇒Read the story @ Weirderary.   I have a friend who used to be a cop. He would sometimes tell stories from back in the day. He once said, Have you ever met a … Continue reading

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Mohammed Bowls a 93, Surprisingly

GOING BOWLING WITH MOHAMMED | Ron Riekki. ExFic. ⇒This flash piece is funny and profound, so many things at once. By way of premise/summary, here’s the opening fragment to give you a taste of what’s in store for you: I … Continue reading

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Stargazing & Dentistry

ORION’S TOOTH | Peter Clarke. Cheap Pop. ⇒I was wandering around the interwebs yesterday and stumbled upon this fantastic flash fiction, “Orion’s Tooth,” published a couple weeks ago on Cheap Pop. The story is brilliantly constructed, subtly musical, an absolute … Continue reading

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How to Be Liked

WHISTLE BABY | Meredith Alling. Cooper Street Journal. ⇒This is a really elegant piece, but not in a way that’s ostentatious or showy. The elegance here is of the understated, informal variety. In fact, Meredith Alling’s “Whistle Baby” is a … Continue reading

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Nipples! (Also, a Mordant Tragicomic Commentary on Orwellian Autocracies of the Developing World…but also: Nipples!)

THE NIPPLE FACTORY | Jack Nuttgens. Litro. ⇒Today’s piece deserves a special level of gravitas considering its serious subject matter. Unfortunately, gravitas is in short supply right now, especially because the title of today’s featured story contains the word nipple (NIPPLE! … Continue reading

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