* Online lit mags are publishing some of the most intriguing writing available today. Every Monday, I post a pointer to a site that offers fiction and/or poetry either as free content or as samples from subscriber issues. Today’s pointer is to DOGZPLOT FLASH FICTION.
The weather here on the Kitsap Peninsula has been more volatile than I can remember, from the big freeze of two weeks ago to today’s 6″ of rain. I think plague and/or locusts are due up next.
DOGZPLOT FLASH FICTION is a bi-weekly flash fiction site that features things under 200 words. A Best of print anthology is published annually. DOGZPLOT is what the description says, erratic, so send us precise, playful, honest, original, disgraceful, hopelessly optimistic, dirty, beautiful, ugly, thoroughly proofread, over the top writing. So don’t send us the good stuff. Send us something that will blow our fucking minds.
X – marnie shure
The shadow on the x-ray is actually almost lovely, my sister told me: a flourish on something as static as bone. I wasn’t prepared to believe her but when she took the square cardstock envelope from off her bed and turned off the lights and pressed the contents against the apartment window to push the sun right through I saw just what she meant. Like a Rorschach test on her lumbar curve.