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SmokeLong Quarterly, Issue Thirty-Eight, December 17, 2012
cover art "Unsuitable Substitute" by Josh George


Our Mission: SmokeLong Quarterly is dedicated to bringing the best flash fiction to the web on a quarterly basis, whether written by widely published authors, or those new to the craft. The term "smoke-long" comes from the Chinese, who noted that reading a piece of flash takes about the same length of time as smoking a cigarette. All the work we publish is precisely that—about a smoke long.
Issue Thirty-Eight
Letter From the Editor
Chuck Augello
Call Me Your Unbroken
Andrea Danowski
Slow Dance
Amy Denham
Moms' Advice
Gary Fincke
Crushed Ice
Faith Gardner
Second Runner-Up
Nick Harmon
The Fear of Something Happening
Annie Hartnett
Christopher
Anderson Holderness
Messing with Texas
Naira Kuzmich
Exercise in Translation
Helen McClory
Boy Cyclops
Mark O'Neil
We Were Always Laughing
Patty Petelin
The Speed of the Sound
Brenda Peynado
The Earth Drowns Us
Angela Readman
Shit To Do with a Wedding Dress
Amy Scharmann
The Invitation
Linda Simoni-Wastila
The Abridged Biography of an American Sniper
Matthew Smart
Dark Times
Laurie Saurborn Young
Parameters of a Kingdom
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