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Guernica/PEN Flash Series

The series is a collaborative effort in which both journals publish the best flash out there.

Oh, The Places You Will Go!

“Stay? Go?”—the choice, the freedom to choose suffocating like a plastic bag atop her head, a hijab tied around her neck, as if an answer would erase doubt, a… More

A Suitable Foundation

I think if I popped you a bunch of snakes would wriggle out. Well go on then, you can say something, I think. I’m giving you permission, I… More

The Actions of Brave Men

Kelly was a thief too but he told himself he only stole what no one wanted. What he could tell himself hurt no one. A hierarchy of opportunity and… More

The Ibex

If she succeeds, if she births a kid that lives, then they will try others. Who knows? The Javan tiger, the Zanzibar leopard, a black rhino or white rhino… More

Normal

The next time you are with a girl, it feels like the house you grew up in except all the doors have moved. You know what’s inside but you… More

Killing Stones

Stone was but stone, and marble belonged to the hills, they said. The patient carving and chiseling of men long gone would not remain to remind us that we… More

The Scab

With perfect provocation, I still refuse to turn. Why trade my world for the one they’ve relentlessly prepared and preferred for me, hour after hour, day after day? More

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