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Flash Perspectives with Veronica Montes

By Veronica Montes
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Fractured: What excites you about writing flash fiction/ Are there any limitations to the form? Montes: For me, flash is often about exploring life’s small moments, times when not much seems to be happening, and yet…everything is happening. And so I’m excited by the challenge of trying to give these moments the attention they deserve.…

Lessons in Negative Space

By Sara Hills

1. It’s always night when they wheel us girls in, gowned on gurneys. Underground. They pull their masks up and peer at our faces. Line us in rows along the dark gray walls. We must be sick. They must be healers. Lightbulbs swing from the ceiling. Somewhere down the row is Sissy. It’s her turn,…

the 2021 fractured lit ghost, fable, and fractured fairy tale prize shortlist

By Fractured Lit
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We’re proud to announce the 23 titles of our shortlist! The submissions we received were so thrilling, inventive, and affecting that we’ve had a hard time narrowing down the list! From this list, judge Kevin Brockmeier has chosen his final 3 winners and 2 honorable mentions! Winners will be announced early next week! A Guide…

Rabbit

By Yunya Yang

Years ago, his mother brought home a rabbit. “Make it fat, will you?” she asked him. The boy held the shivering rabbit in his arms, wrapped it in his coat, folded its body into his, feeling the weak tremble next to his heart. It was spotlessly white like fresh snow. On his way back from…

the 2021 fractured lit ghost, fable, and fractured fairy tale prize longlist

By Fractured Lit
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We’re proud to announce the 57 titles of our longlist! The submissions we received were so thrilling, inventive, and affecting that we’ve had a hard time narrowing down the list! From this list, 20-25 stories will make it to the shortlist for judge Kevin Brockmeier to choose his final 3 winners and 2 honorable mentions!…

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