Tag: Spinetingler Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction: Harvest of Smiles by Jason Ridler

From behind the dirty register, butterfly-knife safe in your back pocket, you try and bask in the glow of the magazine rack. Pasty fumes are thicker than blood in your veins. They pump from your aching heart that craves a…

Flash Fiction: Pool and Ice Cream by Peter Anderson

They continued to shoot pool well past 11:30 in the dimly lit pool hall despite both having to teach the next day.  Doug came from America and Steve from post-industrial Walesand like most Western 20-somethings in a non-descript Chinese city…

Flash Fiction: Unrestricted Diet by Gary Clifton

“Body parts all over the dammed place, McCoy,” the Homicide Captain tossed me the folder.  He was dead-on.  She’d been thirtyish, attractive and hung around a neighborhood bar, Juggies. Red Harper chewed his nasty cigar and surveyed the scene, a…

Flash Fiction: The Memory Hole by Gary Clifton

Charlie Patcher had disappeared.   A runt, even for age nine, he lived in a trailer park with his mama, Shena, a crack whore.   Step-daddy was biker badass “Scruffer”.  Child Protective Services had been out there and unless they were blind,…

Flash Fiction: Armegeddon Short by Gary Clifton

Rule of thumb:  in the station house, you’ll find some brilliant cops, some dumb as dirt, and a few crazy as a fruit orchard boar.  Some take the job just to tote around a gun, some to actually serve and…

Flash Fiction: Cosmo in the Mourning by Gary Clifton

Special Agent Cosmo Pierre LeBleu sat in the center of the Houston DEA squad-room surrounded by undercover types.  Cosmo was pudgy, balding, with thick glasses. He looked as out of place as Al Capone in church. Group Supervisor Waylon Kitchings,…

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