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Dom Macchiaroli:

Dom Macchiaroli is an author living in Phoenix, Arizona. His comedy book, “My Parakeet was an Anarchist”, is available at Venture into a world of fractured history and observational nonsense. These stories will captivate and annoy you like none you’ve never not read before.
His work has appeared in numerous e-zines and newspapers. Dom enjoys making fun of his overweight cat in his spare time.
Visit his website at:

Lincoln's Beard Found At HMV
Skateboarding On The Appian Way
Constipation Of The United States
The Ketchup In Worcester

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Grace Mattioli:

Grace Mattioli studied English Literature in college and works as a Librarian in San Francisco where she lives with her husband and two cats. And she firmly believes that sheep should be legal.

Happy Nuns
Legalize Sheep
The Latest by Darwin
A Bad Day Gone Good
Crazy Ted

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Fehmida Zakeer:

Fehmida Zakeer is based in the southern city of Chennai in India. Her work has come out in Linnet’s wings, Static Movement, Everydaypoets, the Shine Journal, Flashscribe, Muse India and 4Indianwoman.

The Elopement

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David He:

David He is an advanced English teacher in China. He is fond of writing in English. He also writes haiku in English . If you like, please contact him at

Extra Work
Dirty Fingers
An Artist and His Granddaughter
James's Mittens
Building a Road Not Only for Others but for Yourself
Walk in the Rain
Haiku Seasons
Three Modern Haikus

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Mina Iyer:

Mina Iyer is a mid-30s East Indian, raised in California from age 1, and is a writer, humanist, dabbler in the arts, attorney (not currently practicing) and mother. She lives in the Bay Area with her wonderful husband, daughter, dog and cats.

On Cake and the Jockeying of Position (Usual Wedding Fare)

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Harriett Fjaagesund:

A former newspaper reporter, Harriett Fjaagesund's stories have appeared in Long Story Short, Flash Tales Magazine, Bewildering Stories, Nefarious Tales, Flash Me Magazine, Flashshot Magazine, and Bird And Moon. She now lives with her husband and three grumpy cats on the isolated Queen Charlotte/Haida Gwaii Islands, 80 miles off Canada's northwest coast.

Dessert at Grandma's House
Contender for the Gold

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Christopher Allen:

Christopher Allen lives in Germany and co-edits the literary ezine Metazen. His fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul. His story Red Toy Soldier took first prize in The Smoking Poet's third annual short story contest. Read more at

My Ego Speak Portuguese Someday

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Thomas Scofield:

Thomas Scofield is a graduate of Yale University. He studied Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon, acted in New York City and has spent the last five years trading lines for lucre. His drink of choice is Irish Cider and he likes mashed potatoes on his pizza. He currently lives with his partner across from an historic park, which is excellent, as he loves trees.


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Rachel Kuhnle:

Rachel Kuhnle is a student studying Theatre, English, and Creative Writing, and currently lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Rachel can most often be found sitting alone in her dorm room, reading, and nursing the pangs of unrequited love and a caffeine addiction.

At the DQ

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Tony Owens:

Tony Owens lives in Brisbane with his wife and son. He writes book and movie reviews for Horrorscope - The Australian Dark Fiction Blog and occasionally updates his online ramblings at

The Dread Symmetry of Fate
Personal Computer
O'Malley has Risen from the Grave

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William D. Hicks:

William D. Hicks is a writer who lives in Chicago, Illinois by himself (any offers?). Contrary to popular belief, he is not related to the semi-famous comedian Bill Hicks (though he’s just as funny in his own right). Hicks will someday publish his memoirs, but most likely they will be about Bill Hicks’ life.

Letter to a Country Music Station Seeking Funny Guests
The Perfect Boyfriend

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Adam Graupe:

Adam Graupe's first piece of writing appeared in Futurics in 1996. In that article he made comically bold predictions about the future of the Information Superhighway and how someday floppy disks would become affordable. From writing about a 180-pound bipolar wood tick to about a bear having an affair with a whore called the American Dream, Adam Graupe’s fiction has run the gamut from the strange to the bizarre. He has been published in America, Finland, and England. don’t try, his first novel, was published in 2010.
Adam has also been published in 3 am, Pen Pusher, and other magazines.

I Met a Writer
The Notebooks
A Tale of Two Women

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Mike Calahan:

Mike Calahan's influences include Larry Gelbart, Robert Benchley, James Thurber and Preston Sturges. He has sold numerous articles, essays and satire pieces both in print and on-line, and he had ('had' only until the economy forced cutbacks) a monthly humor column via The Humane Society's wine club, of all places. This is said only to confirm that he is, in fact, a working freelance writer and not just someone with the claim 'My mom says my stuff is really good and she reads jokes in Readers Digest, so she knows!'

Fall Down? Hmmm...Interesting

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Mike Close:

Mike Close lives in the USA.

On Being Invisible

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Peter Howard:

Originally from England, Peter Howard now lives in Kentucky, USA. He is a writer, he's almost positive. You can check his efforts out at Yellow Mama, Dew on the Kudzu, and the Short Humor Site.
He hopes you're having a nice day.

Target Practice
Chocolate Superpowers

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Melvin Lee:

The Right Wine

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David Martin:

Dave Martin is the author of the humor collection My Friend W and blogs at

Enquirer Seeks Bailout

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Lee Minh Sloca:

Lee Minh Sloca was born in Vietnam, from which he escaped two weeks prior to its collapse. After college, he worked for 14 years with special needs children in various mental health and educational facilities. Seeking to expand his horizons, he shifted his focus to poetry and painting. After campaigning for Obama in the ’08 election, he is seeking work that is compatible with the President's philosophy of community. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Think I Can I Think I Can, Have A Fat Chance with Maya

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Matthew Dexter:

Matthew Dexter lives on a fortified island near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He will also probably die in Mexico. This lunatic gringo writes novels, memoirs, stories, and poetry. He belongs in an insane asylum.  


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Gil A. Waters:

Gil A. Waters lives in the vicinity of Washington, DC, and likes to write. So far, he also has conned The Battered Suitcase, Clockwise Cat, Spooky Action at a Distance, Gloom Cupboard, The Legendary, Freedom Fiction Journal, and BURST into publishing him.
Visit Gil's site at:

The Little Things in Life
Dysfunctional Desire
Plausible Undeniability
Imaginary Friends

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Wendy Parker:

Wendy is a practicing LPN in rural Ohio. She spends her free time writing and pondering the human psyche. She has been published in such illustrious works as "The Flash Fiction Offensive" and "The Clockwise Cat", as well as several others, who will remain unmentioned, because they are imaginary. 

Notes on Protecting the Vital Organs

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Peter Mugerwa:

Peter Mugerwa is a teacher of Literature in English and the English language from Uganda. He is a graduate of Kyambogo University.

Of Courtesy, Platitudes and Wit

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Nomi Liron:

Nomi Liron lives in the Bay Area of California. She mainly write flash fiction but is also working on a novel. Her stories have appeared in Powder Burn Flash, Dew on the Kudzu, The Linnet’s Wings, Clever Magazine, Bicycle Review, Flashshot, Soft Whispers, Shoots and Vines, Joyful, and Breadcrumb Sins.

The Competition

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M. Allman:

Molly Allman is the author of the Flashes of Fiction series. Her short stories range from sci-f, fantasy and speculative fiction to humorous and the downright bizarre. You can find her work online at Everyday Weirdness, and in print in The Other Herald and Spectacular Speculations
Visit Molly's blog at:

Clowning Around
Fantastic Fran
The Treatment
He Said ~ She Said
Decisions, Decisions
Beatrice's Birthday Bash
Some Roses Are Red

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Lily Mulholland:

Lily Mulholland is Australia’s best-known author. Well, actually, she’s not. But she could be, if only she had more time to write. Until then, flash fiction is her springboard to fame. Or possibly infamy. You can read more of her work at Ten Seconds a Day -

Nellie's Web

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Robert C. J. Graves:

Robert C. J. Graves lives with his wife, Emily, in Emporia, KS, where he teaches general education classes at Flint Hills Technical College. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals, including 491 Magazine, the Bijou Poetry Review, Chickenpinata, Crash, the Chiron Review, Eclectic Flash, Eleutheria - The Scottish Poetry Review, Haiku Ramblings, Mikrokosmos, Poetry for the Masses, Prairie Poetry, Vox Poetica, and Word Salad Poetry Magazine.  A former bartender and freelance sports writer, Robert holds a Ph.D. in English (Rhetoric and Writing) from Bowling Green and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Wichita State.

A Mid Spring's Day Dream

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Mary Whitsell:

Mary's non-fiction has been published in MotherVerse, Glassfire, and Eclectica. She won the Killie Writer of the Year prize and the United Kingdom Noise Association's Short Story Competition in 2006, and her poetry has appeared in Flashquake and Midwest Literary Magazine. She is currently finishing a novel which was one of the finalists in the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook Novel Writing Competition, and she won first prize in the Charnwood Arts 2008 miniWORDS Poetry Competition. Mary writes a weekly blog, Resident Alien,

Chill Out

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J. M. Cinq-Mars:

J.M. Cinq-Mars lives in Massachusetts and has decided not to become an astronaut. Her stories have appeared in Everyday Fiction, Microhorror, Long Story Short, Postcard Shorts, and on her tax returns.
You can see some of her work and judge how crazy she is by visiting

First Date: McDonald's At the Mall
Quitting Smoking: Day One

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Jimmy Neenan:

Jimmy Neenan is a creative writing/education major at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

At Least It's Not A Rancor

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Wayne Carlan:

Wayne Carlan is from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is an amateur writer that started out just amusing friends and family but is starting to have some small time success. He has been published is several online magazines, one being Divine Caroline. He writes stories under the name "Dr. Philbilly". They are reader friendly short stories of his true life experiences written in a funny way. More of his stories can be found at He has a column there titled "The Dr. Philbilly Show".

THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - Mr. X And The Poodle Dog ....... THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - Department Store Hijinks  
THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - Melissa's Snake   THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - Click Clack  
THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - How Not To Drink A Yoohoo   THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - Hush Puppies  
THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - The Kung-Fu Armadillo   THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - Flip Flop  
THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - Fishin' With Paw In Law   THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - Road Trip  
THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - Lights Out On Aisle 16   THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - Leopard Thongs  
THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - Flipper - The Toe      
THE DR. PHILBILLY SHOW - The Great Paint Ball War of 2005      

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Alexi Russell:

Alexei Maxim Russell is a working writer, living in Winnipeg, Canada. His work runs the gamut from literary prose, to genre fiction, to creative non-fiction.
With over 43 short works and 2 completed novels to his credit, his literary pursuits go beyond traditional prose--extending into poetry, audio fiction, dramatic scripts and screen-plays.
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Unhand That Monocle

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Janet Yung:

Janet Yung lives and writes in St. Louis. Short fiction has appeared most recently in The Shine, Bring the Ink, Lunarosity and The Scrambler.

Seating Arrangement

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Jimmy Calabrese:

Jimmy Calabrese is a singer, songwriter and bass player for the horror rock band CALABRESE. His stories have appeared on Microhorror; Flashes in the Dark; Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers; The Flash Fiction Offensive; Everday Weirdness and in the Toe Tags Horror Anthology.
Visit the band's website at

Free Monster to a Good Home

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John McDonnell:

John McDonnell is a freelance writer who lives in Doylestown PA with his wife and four children. He writes many types of fiction and poetry, but enjoys flash fiction quite a lot.
His flash fiction blog is at

The Probe

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Cedric Botfrob:

Cedric Botfrob is a Learning Solutions Support Officer at Saint Street School. His accounts of school life can be read at

The Woodwork Ethic
Five A Day

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Jon Ye:

Jon Ye, aged 46, is a language teacher in Gansu, China. He graduated from Shanghai Foreign language Studies. His major is English literature.

The Shepherds' Theory of Relativity

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Michael C. Keith:

Michael C. Keith is the author of an acclaimed memoir, seven story collections, and two dozen non-fiction books.
His next collection of short stories, titled Slow Transit, will appear in 2017.
He teaches at Boston College.

He Had a Series of Flashes Before Going Under ....... Tuna Melts ....... Children of Divorce
What a Way to Go   Hey, hey, hey   Mongolian Diner
Silver Lining   Turns Out   The Shroud of Turn In
Some Thoughts   Life's Priorities   Cheap Culture News Headlines
Big Black Car   Texting the Dead   A Short but Meaningless Life
If a Tree Falls in the Forest . . .   If Things Were Made to Last Forever   If a Loving Creator Exists . . .
Metatarsal Prosopagnosia   Was   A Priceless Idea
Deejay By the Numbers   Millennial Geography   Things You Wish You Only Had To Do Once A Year
Delusions of Grandeur   Once Upon . . .   Individual Concerns
Misinformation   Undercurrents   Life's Profound Questions
Sinus Passages   The Savior   Another Lovely Day In Decayville
Licking It   Material Coping   When You Give Too Much, You Leave Yourself Empty
The Story Doubter   In The Circle of Strife . . .   Sign Off
Photo Finished   Eau de Flatulence   The Early Culinary Experiences of Hannibal Lecter
Horizontal Hoofer   Numbed De Plume   Interfacial Marriage
Things That Taste Like Chicken   A Story About A Stupid Kid   Ten Timelies
Digital Delusions   Skin Deep   Things You Can Do With Your Feathered Friend
Why Old People Started Killing Young People   The Syntax Teacher   Parental Advice
Question & Answer   Spyware   The Maker's Decision
Less Than an Authentic Ocean-Going Experience   Five Reasons Why When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens   Even Miss America Contestants Have Bad Days
Thin Gains   How the Cable News Channels Nearly Drove Him Crazy   The Benefit of Cursing Inanimate Objects
Half Lives   Ten Signs That It's Time to Leave Your Discount Resort   Two Pieces of Flash Fiction
Like a . . .   Nantucket   Advice From a Would-be Artist About To Attend Barber College
Indescribable: A Totally Unsatisfying Short Story   The Smell of Distress   God is Just
Oops!!   Three Times Under   Slow Transit
Why Earthlings Confuse Extraterrestrials   The Substance of Nothing   A Second Opinion
Something In Reserve   The Intransitive   Pro-dactive
2047   Is God a Narcissist? Or Why Atheists Cringe (with Subtext)   The Trickle Down Effect
Iconic   Intimate Apparel Thieves From Outer Space   Tastes Like
Snow Job   Gender Bender   Why?
The Suicide Calendar   Two Old Cops Arguing   When Idiots Run for Office
Varying Degrees of Perception   When They Realize They Have No Real Grievance   Tenure Decisions
A Father's Legacy   Topographical Preference   Splitting Hares
Spiritus Sanctum   Bad DIY Idea   Journal Entry
Why . . .   When Told By a Friend He Would Never Want to Die In a Hospital . . .   New Initiative

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G David Scwartz:

G. David Schwartz is the former president of  Seedhouse, the online interfaith committee. He is the author of A Jewish Appraisal of Dialogue (1994) and Midrash and Working Out Of The Book (2004). He is currently a volunteer at The Cincinnati J, Meals On Wheels. G. David Schwartz continues to write. His newest book, Shards And Verse (2011) is now in stores or can be ordered on line.

The Furious Sneeze
I'm Married To A Grandmother
Virginia Beach, Virginia
I Knew A Girl Named Lavender
Split Pea Soup
Carrot Cake (Will Never Be)
Four Poems
Four More Poems
A Further Four Poems

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Dan Marvin:

Dan Marvin is an oft published creator of flash fiction. His musings have appeared on such sites as Alien Skin Magazine, Golden Visions, e-fiction, and of course, the Short Humour Site.
  You can find Dan’s book Briefs for the Reading Room on Amazon and other sites of note. The follow-up, Dan Marvin’s Change of Briefs will be ready for publication as soon as he can write a few more of these delightful tales.
For more information, visit

Let Loose the Blowfish
Space Pods Attack Manhattan

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Edward Rodosek:

Over three dozen short stories by Edward Rodosek have been published in SF magazines in the US, UK, Australia and India.

An Impulse

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Linda Taylor:

Linda Taylor is a mature Irish lass living in Glasgow. Linda at present is a part-time Open University Student studying for a Physics and Astronomy Degree but would love to be a professional writer.

Alek Comes to Earth

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Joel Shulkin:

Joel Shulkin is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician by day, writer by night. His work has been published in Joyful!, StoryTeller Tymes, Daikaijuzine, Caper Literary Journal, Short Story America and Long Story Short. He has also won a national award for medical fiction.

Thank You for Your Cooperation

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Orest Talpash:

Orest Talpash writes in Edmonton, Alberta. His work reflects a wide-eyed Canadian perspective of the world, as seen in short stories recently published in The Prairie Journal, in the collection Rybalski's Son, and in many on-line literary magazines.

Hyndman's Wallograph # 56

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Shonna Gillis:

Shonna Gillis loves to do two things: worship the sun in Dolores Park and play with kittens. She currently resides in San Francisco.

Last Night

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Neil Wollman:

Neil Wollman; Ph. D. is the Senior Fellow, Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility, at Bentley University; Waltham, MA.

"Resist and Refuse" The Health Care Bill: Real Patriots Taking Real Actions Against ObamaCare

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Jeffrey Payne:

Jeffrey Payne is a student in the Creative Writing program at Franklin Pierce University. He is also columnist for the school newspaper, Pierce Arrow. 

What Is Yours Is Yours, What Isn't Is Dangerous

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Mary J. Breen:

Among other things, Mary J. Breen teaches memoir writing in Ontario, Canada. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in national newspapers, essay collections, travel magazines, health journals and literary magazines.

Zucchinis In The Night

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Wanda Morrow-Clevenger:

Wanda Morrow-Clevenger lives in Hettick, IL. Over seventy pieces of her work embracing the human condition are scattered across a wide variety of online and print magazines, journals, quarterlies, and anthologies. Launch of her first book, a collection of mostly pre-published this and that, is nearing.

Mr. Mack Gets His Bead On
Bye-Bye Barbie
An Unfair Amount of Fair

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Matt Arnold:

Matt Arnold possesses a highly overactive imagination that has to date produced three novels and many short stories. Currently he is a paraeducator in a high school program for students with severe developmental disorders. His novels include Crossroads, An Open Universe, and The Shattered Silence. He lives near Seattle, Washington and greatly appreciates anyone who has taken the time to read any of his work.
Visit his website at MattArnoldTheWriter.Webs.Com to learn more about him.

Falling off the wagon

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Rachel Carmody:

Rachel Carmody is a student at Franklin Pierce University, majoring in English on the writing track. She is also a writing tutor and on the staff for the campus literary magazine. Her work has appeared in recent issues of Nevermore.

The Bible Lady

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