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Other Household Toxins — Cover Reveal

Jessica Gawinski is crazy talented. I’m thrilled that she did the cover for my debut collection of flash fiction, Other Household Toxins. This eclectic group of 48 stories from the past 7 years is my interpretation of flash fiction thus far. Many of the stories come and go on one page, and some push the […]

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Forbidden Fruit by Fiona Dixon

Whenever the rain stopped or slowed long enough for the mist to lift and reveal the steaming hills, I took to exploring. At the far edge of the settlement, past the family of black pygmy pot-bellied pigs, I began to climb the hill on the ridge that looked most accessible. It had been peering down […]

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Old Foreigner by Fiona Rintoul

‘They are dead,’ grinned Mrs Wu, who had met me at the airport. I looked out the minibus window. Four bloodied bodies lay on the road. Behind them, two vans, crushed like tin cans, were fused in a wonky embrace. The men were indeed dead but they hadn’t been for long. Their blood was as […]

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A Hit in the Himalayas by Scott Morley

The descent from Tibet into Nepal is doubtless the most breathtaking truck ride one could ever experience. After a brief trip to Everest’s Rongbuk Monastery, days meandering across the dusty steppe surrounding Shigatse, Tibet, a crescent-shaped descent resembling half of an enormous funnel opens. The Land Rover plunges straight into it. Eventually you come to […]

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Straight in the Eye by Mandy Huggins

Motoki saw him before we did. Without uttering a sound he thrust out his arm to form a barrier, forcing us both to freeze mid-step as though competing in a game of musicalstatues. Just below the ridge a black bear sauntered towards us from the edge of the tree line, hoary-muzzled and sleek-furred. Like most […]

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We Are Fire — The Dance of the Devils by Michael Sealey

It is two o´clock in the morning in Calpe on the Costa Blanca. On duty at the top of the main high street is a fire engine. Waiting alongside it are six firemen prepared for action. Flame proof suits and yellow helmets; fire extinguishers to hand. Down the street, sloping between shops and apartment blocks […]

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Tea with Keiko by Maria Howard

We meet at ten o’clock on Sunday at Jodo-Ji temple in Onomichi, a port on Japan’s inland sea. As instructed, I toss 100 yen between the wooden slats at the entrance and prostrate myself in front of the altar. Explaining the fluidity between Buddhism and Shinto in Japanese culture, Keiko then leads me to the […]

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Thirteen Days of Hiking on Corsica — Cascades de Purcaraccia

The deceptively easy path near the start of the trailIf you’re headed to the mountains on Corsica, chances are you’ll happen upon Bocca di Larone, a popular starting point for several of hikes. You’ll at least drive by it on your way to Col de Bavella, the starting point of our second hike to the […]

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Thirteen Days of Hiking on Corsica — The Tavignano Valley

You will no doubt remember my first tip from our first day of hiking on Corsica: Book your accommodation as close to your hiking destination as possible to avoid the notoriously slow traffic on the main roads. So for our third day of hiking we set out for Corte, 87k to the north of our […]

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What Strangers Do at [PANK]

I have a troubling story at [PANK]. I’m thrilled to have a story there. A dream. But it’s a story that you will not be reading to your children and one you probably will find difficult to read to yourself. I actually read it aloud for the site–and that was difficult for me. There are […]

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