October Contest Winner: Fernando

"what is this ground?" from-jonah-of-the-kiln da-thumps in anxiousness. even though all of-the-kiln are near, the rustle of the tools against the brushes and their sweaty-earthy smell reassuring, they can discern just one other muffled step-talk. "why can i hear no one else?" from-jonah dada-thumps then turns to their closest companion, hoping to smell their identity,… Continue reading October Contest Winner: Fernando

October Contest Winner: Amy LeBlanc’s “Can You Hear Me Now?”

It wasn’t supposed to rain that night, but still, their shoes and boots filled with moisture within minutes of arriving. They stood around the spot where they’d be digging and crossed their arms over their chests, in part to keep the cold away, but also because the closing off of the body brought them some… Continue reading October Contest Winner: Amy LeBlanc’s “Can You Hear Me Now?”

Why Write?

Turn on any news program or open any social media app and the world comes in. And you realise, that right now, the world is ugly. Fascism dominates, and with it all the ugly -isms and -phobias that generate and feed on hate. When people aren't killing or hurting each other, they're destroying the planet.… Continue reading Why Write?

October Flash Contest Winner: Erin Vance!

A Half-Life It was the landlord's policy to do an inspection of his property every six months. He had been trying to contact his tenants for several weeks, but his phone calls, emails, and letters went unanswered. The occupants of the other apartments in the building were no help, either. They kept to themselves. One… Continue reading October Flash Contest Winner: Erin Vance!

soundbite Preview: Danica Lorer’s “Regret”

We know we've already launched the volume, but we can't resist spotlighting Danica Lorer's "Regret." This fishy flash fic will delight and leave you with none of what the title's promises! Click the excerpt below to hear her piece, and why not listen to the rest of the volume while you're there? Her story opens… Continue reading soundbite Preview: Danica Lorer’s “Regret”

3, (antilang. no.) 2, (soundbite vol.) 1, LAUNCH!

We promised you more good. short. writing., and we hope you enjoy! Check out our latest issue of antilang. and our inaugural issue of soundbite Thanks for all your support, and lots of love from the ALP team! (and don't worry, you can still read antilang. no. 1 in our archive)

antilang. Preview: Steve Passey’s “Borealis”

Our second last preview before we launch antilang. no. 2 is "Borealis," a flash fic by Steve Passey that instantly locates and characterizes its narrator with a distinct voice. This story is a perfect lead-in to fall, when the auroras become more frequent and visible in the chill evenings. Steve Passey is originally from Southern… Continue reading antilang. Preview: Steve Passey’s “Borealis”

August Flash Contest Winner: Erin Vance!

Hello! About a month ago we started our monthly writing contests for our donors on Patreon and promised to post our top 3 picks on our blog--we only have 1 contest entry for this month, but it's really good. The first contest has closed and the second is launching later today (bonus round: if you… Continue reading August Flash Contest Winner: Erin Vance!