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Gaylene Barnes: Compassion Expansion

This is the symbol of the Breath of the Compassionate – "An-Nafas ar-rahmani”. Of the ninety-nine knowable names ...

Linda Edeiken: On Slow Art

I make spectacular one-of-a-kind beaded art necklaces and bracelets. Many people have remarked that they look like ...

April 2019: LOVE – Authors’ Commentaries

Contents Mark Crimmins on 'Saint Jean' Emma Neale on 'Turn' Kari Nguyen on 'Bloom' Renee Liang on 'Puku' Simon ...

Story: Steven Gowin, Rwanda Suite: Concubines – Rwanda

Our Québécois neighbor kept a concubine next door in one of the university apartments called The Motel. Fifty-six ...

Art: Tingatinga Painting – Tanzania

Tingatinga paintings are part of the Ndonde mural art tradition. The Ndonde people decorate their huts with ...

Art: Lionel Smit – Cape Town, South Africa

An introduction to the artist, from his official biography Lionel Smit is considered one of South Africa’s most ...

Story: Andrew Salomon, Where the Wild Things Are – Cape Town, South Africa

This was back in ninety-six, a mere two years after democracy. Struggling to find work in archaeology (that’s what ...

NFFD 2018 Youth Round Table

This month, we asked five talented youth writers to share their worlds and their writing. Four of these young ...

Artist Feature: Kristin Fouquet

Kristin Fouquet attempts to convey a story with each photograph. New Orleans, with its rich culture, music, and ...

People in our Pages: Zoë Meager

Writer Zoë Meager in converations with Flash Frontier editor Sam Averis. Sam Averis: Early in your flash ‘Plaster ...

Liz Breslin: Small Talk – Short Short Stories in Cosmopolitan

a short short essay about the short short stories found in Cosmo A magazine is the holder of short sharp objects, ...

Brindi Joy: New Orleans Stories

floodwaters, tinderboxes and a bear In 2004, hurricane Ivan hurtled toward New Orleans. We evacuated. My family ...

Charlotte Hamrick: Writing in New Orleans

How can I explain the many ways living in New Orleans has influenced my writing? To say it’s a city steeped in ...

Sue Wootton: The Yield

I love words that lean in more than one direction at once. ‘Yield’ is one of those excellent, very old English ...

Elizabeth Smither: Night Horse

Flora and fauna? I flicked through the contents of ‘Night Horse’ to see what I could find. There were plenty of ...

South Island Writers’ Association Flash Fiction

Contents Interview: Rata Ingram, SIWA flash fiction competition winner Verus Amicus Cognoscitur – Rata ...

Holly Painter: Excerpts from a Natural History

Excerpts from a Natural History began in 2008, when my then-partner was finishing up an honours degree at Otago ...

Feature Story: E ngaro taku ringa – Vaughan Rapatahana

An Aswang (or Asuwang) is a shape-shifting monster usually possessing a combination of the traits of either a ...

Feature Artist: Rebecca Harris

ContentsDecember 2017: 1000 WORDS Micro Feature: Best Small Fictions Micro Competition Winners Book Feature: Jan ...

Micro Feature: Best Small Fictions Micro Competition Winners

ContentsDecember 2017 Issue: 1000 WORDS Feature Artist: Rebecca Harris Book Feature: Jan FitzGerald In ...

Author Focus: Best Small Fictions contributors

Contents Emily Corwin Nick Almeida Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello Oscar Mancinas November 2017: CRASH November ...

Sally Houtman: 12 Stories from 2012

Sally Houtman (1962-2017) was an American-born writer who made her home in Wellington. The author of the ...

2017 Northland Flash Fiction Competition

Contents First: Going South - Damian Pullen Interview with Damian Pullen Second: A Gift from the Sea - Rob ...

Spotlight on People: 2017 NFFD City Chairs

Contents Iona Winter - Dunedin Ivy Alvarez - Auckland Brindi Joy - Christchurch Sara Dawn Johnson - ...

People in Our Pages: Alvarez, Morton, Radojkovich

This month we celebrate the launch of the New Zealand issue of the Atlanta Review, Wolf by Elizabeth Morton, and ...

Catherine McNamara – When Artistry Becomes Industry

Smashing Targets and Preconceptions about Crowdfunding Last weekend I finished something momentous. The ...

April 2017 Features: Gail Ingram, Bay of Islands Flash and more

Contents New Associate Editor, Gail Ingram Interview: Bay of Islands Writers Northland Flash: Treaty Book Feature: ...

February 2017 Feature: National Flash Fiction Day Interviews and more

Contents Conversation: Michael Harlow and Michelle Elvy on Remnants Interview: 2017 NFFD Judge Emma ...

December Feature: Micro Fiction Round-Table

Contents Micro Fiction Round-Table December Issue: MICRO Micro Fiction Round-Table We talked about very ...

November Feature: Tara L Masih, Tim Jones, Gail Ingram and Leanne Radojkovich

Contents Feature Interview: Tim Jones talks with Best Small Fictions Series Editor Tara L Masih Book Feature: Tim ...