The Splonk editors have chosen the following four microfictions for their Best Microfiction 2020 nominations. Congrats to the writers and good luck!
The Splonk team is delighted to announce its Best of the Net nominations for this year. Our noms will be considered for the Sundress Publications anthology.
Our editor Nuala O’Connor is taking part in a number of events at the third annual Flash Fiction Festival in Bristol, England, this weekend. Our Visual Editor, Janice Leagra, will Continue reading
Happy International Flash Fiction Day! We will be tweeting the stories from Issue one all day today. We’re so proud of this issue – any excuse to bring it to Continue reading
Father said it was Mother’s job. Mother went to get. We waited undertable. Mother came with tools, and Father stood as Mother worked. We could not see, only hear from Continue reading
The lake was calmest at night. The days’ riotous winds slowed to soft breaths that quivered through the weeping willows along the shore, and the soft glow of the full Continue reading
You are supine on our bed, your eyes closed. Outside our bedroom window the moon cuts sharp shadows as if it is not night at all, but a pretend night Continue reading
Funeral Hill’s fingers tap her spine like a ghost at the window. She shivers. No one touches her now but the maid and the baby, tugging at her breast. No Continue reading
Luke bear-hugs the playground, arms flung wide. ‘Really-good-holiday.’ Katie looks up from her phone. ‘That so?’ She nudges her new sunglasses up her nose. He nods. The gardens are municipal, Continue reading
The night Mamaw got sick, the rain fell and froze. I heard my father get out of bed and head to the vineyard to try and save the grapes. I Continue reading