Volume 16, Issue 4

-1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry Contest

Judged by Kim Chinquee


1st Place: Three Ways of Looking at a Harmonica, by Bonnie Proudfoot

2nd Place: What She Knew, by Kim Bundy

3rd Place: Husks, by Stephanie McConnell

Honorable Mention: An Onion at the End of the World, by Chel Campbell


Art by Dianne Corbeau (a slideshow)


A Random Natural Cause, by Gresham Cash

On Thursday We Said Everything, by R. L. Hawkins

Volvo Island, by Zachary Kocanda

O, Canada!, by Lee Ann Roripaugh

Mixed Genre

Ayisyen: An Exposition of Nicolas Hyacinthe’s Artistic Edification

Where We Belong: The Process of Painting with Ponnapa Prakkamakul


A Childhood Foretelling, by Richard Emory


Fire Beetles, by Benjamin Balthaser

Autumn Leaf, by Jacob Butlett

pomegranate, by Sharon Coleman

The Dream of Saraswati, by Sara Dallmayr

Nature’s Perfect Food, by Sara Dallmayr

Roaches and Jasmine, by Maegan Gonzales

Girl House with Epigenetic Effect, or, A Tumult of Flowers, by Susan Leary

Circle, by Sheleen McElhinney

How Weary I Have Become, by Sheleen McElhinney

Lotto, by Sheleen McElhinney

on rapture & death, by Stella Vinitchi Radulescu

Sabzi Mandi, by Kailash Srinivasan

The Plagues, by Megan Waring