“An anthology of all the surreal, shadowy, sensual, and satirical lit included in FLAPPERHOUSE issues #5 – 8. Including poetry & prose about surveillance, survival, magic, many-worlds, meta-fiction, blood, braille, booze, beauty, birth, rebirth, summertime torture, feminist fairy tales, wayward placentas, fugitive robots, Hot Pockets, fashion wars, flying women, dangerous art, temporal decay, sentient playgrounds, […]
“Tammy taught me to pinch my nipples so they would stand out under my t-shirt, and that purple shadow was best for my green eyes. She taught me that putting on a Pink Floyd record was a surefire way to get a boy to make out with you when your mom was still at work […]
“Grandmother lived in the woods and brought us meat. We three sisters washed and swept, and every night took turns saying to each other If you should die upon this mattress, I will cover your bones with earth. Grandmother taught us that. She wore the pelts of foxes and wolves. Winters she would sleep in […]
“I say I love you like it’s water, like I would die in three days without…” Read it here.
“In ash and brackish water I’ll be standing with an onion in one hand and a stone in the other asking you to choose the color of the sky…” Read it here.
“She felt very light-headed, and her thighs were trembling as she handed the scissors off to the first guest in line. She crumpled into a folding chair and sat beside Yossi as each person took their turn at his head, dropping coins or stuffing tightly folded bills into the tzedakah box he balanced on his […]
Essays, stories, poetry that have rocked my world: Tara Roeder’s One of Our More Serious Poets at CHEAP POP Tara Laskowski’s Ladies Night at KYSO Flash Kerry Cullen’s Ainsley at New South Journal Zach Doss’s Esquire, Put a Ring on It, & Embodied at Sundog Lit Benjamin Winkler’s Five Poems at Lockjaw Elissa Washuta’s They […]
“It’s easiest to slice a cow heart if it is still partially frozen. An aggressive band of feral cats can be driven off with a reliable spray bottle of water. Birds shit a lot, and given the slimmest chance they will try to kill you. These are things I learned working at the wildlife refuge…” […]
There Was That Time Kenneth Didn’t Take No For an Answer, My Own Hands, and My Body Makes No Apologies for Itself are live at The Fem. From There Was That Time Kenneth Didn’t Take No For an Answer: “but he didn’t know that it was rape because I wasn’t a banshee about it because I didn’t keep […]
Some dynamite flash fiction at Hobart from Juliana Gray: They Also Use Tools, and Are Capable of Making Plans. And at Change Seven from Bud Smith: Don Corleone. I also fell hard for this gem by Tara Roeder at Cease, Cows: My Former Lover Mr. Daly. All Good Science Fiction Begins This Way at LA Review […]