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Posts Tagged: flash fiction

Rumpus Original Fiction: Scale

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With my first blood, a scale appears, hard and iridescent in the soft skin below my arm. In bathroom mirror light, elbow raised, I press and prod, fingertips rusted from menstrual discovery. They trace red, which soaks into the skin and blossoms more scales, reflecting blue and green. I wash my hands. And the scales […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Christopher Gonzalez

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Christopher Gonzalez discusses his debut story collection, I’M NOT HUNGRY BUT I COULD EAT.

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Stained with Autobiography: Talking with Christopher Gonzalez

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Christopher Gonzalez discusses his debut story collection, I’M NOT HUNGRY BUT I COULD EAT.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Andrew Bertaina

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“Life is incredibly sad, but it’s also funny, joyful, wonderful, and strange.”

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Trying to See a Future: Talking with Beth Gilstrap

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Beth Gilstrap discusses her new story collection, DEADHEADING.

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Writing Down the Shadows: Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Tales of Horror

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We get to devour our horror from the top of the head down to the tips of the toes.

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Deep Wells: A Conversation with Rebecca McClanahan

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Rebecca McClanahan discusses her new memoir-in-essays, IN THE KEY OF NEW YORK CITY.

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Hybrid by Nature: A Conversation with Tara Campbell

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Tara Campbell discusses her new book, POLITICAL AF: A RAGE COLLECTION.

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Doing This Wild Thing: A Conversation with Leesa Cross-Smith

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Leesa Cross-Smith discusses her new story collection, SO WE CAN GLOW.

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The Rumpus Interview Mini-Interview Project #196: Cathy Ulrich

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“I hope it will mean as much to readers as it does to me.”

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What Turns Up: A Conversation with Peg Alford Pursell

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Peg Alford Pursell discusses her new story collection, A GIRL GOES INTO THE FOREST.

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The Rumpus Interview with Rion Amilcar Scott

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Rion Amilcar Scott discusses his story collection Insurrections, father relationships, hip-hop, knowing when to abandon a project, and choosing not to workshop certain stories.

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The Rumpus Interview with Vi Khi Nao

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Vi Khi Nao on her new novel Fish in Exile, why women shouldn’t apologize (even when they’re wrong), moving between genres, and why humor is vital in a novel full of darkness and grief.

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Fire, Magic, and Flash Fiction

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At WhiskeyPaper, Linda Niehoff writes briefly and beautifully about fire and magic, hinting at post-apocalyptic worlds with lines like, “We’d spent long evenings sewing together old bedsheets and nightgowns, the last pillowcase.” “Elsewhere” brings to mind Ray Bradbury and autumn nights, and is best read in one sitting. It comes with a suggested song—Iron & […]

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