It’s time to get back on schedule, and one of my favorite things to do is to share stories from other writers.
The selection this week comes from the SmokeLong Quarterly – “an online literary magazine dedicated to flash fiction.”
An interesting fact about SmokeLong Quarterly is how they came up with the name.
Founded in 2003 by Dave Clapper, the name “Smoke-long” comes from the Chinese – “who noted that reading flash takes the same length of time to smoke a cigarette.” According to the staff, all the work they accept for publication is “precisely a smoke long.”
Never having smoked, the amount of time its takes to smoke a cigarette, is not a time frame familiar to me. So, I’ll stick to word counts. Whichever method you prefer, SmokeLong Quarterly publishes great stories. Here are three of my favorites:
Interested in submitting to SmokeLong?
They publish flash fiction of 1000 words or less. Never charge a reading fee, and submissions are open 365 days a year. You can check out the guidelines here.
Good luck and let me know what you think about today’s stories. More importantly, let the authors know what you thought – stories are meant to be shared.