Rhythm & Bones

Rhythm & Bones

July 27, 2019



The killer had a pattern. Maybe it was a little too simple for the average serial killer. Some might even call it a cliché.

But it worked, at least for the first few victims.

Pick up someone with the least contribution to society. Prosti...

July 27, 2019

he must be full by now 

Stuart Buck 

once her daughter had called her beautiful so she wore it like silk

with a smile of clarified butter that smokes in the pan

the second before the heady pits of cumin, mustard

and cardamom hit the tarnished copper,

release their muddy frag...

July 27, 2019

A Life Like Everybody Else’s 

*originally published in Storgy 

Christine A. Brooks 

    Once upon a time, a young girl, skinnier than most, plucked clay pigeons off the ground of a mostly empty rifle range while her father poured himself another beer at the lodge down the...

July 27, 2019

Out Here in the Void 

Elisabeth Horan 

I am out here in the void

not my bones

of course, not any meat left to speak of -

not the horrid messy muscle,

not the toothpick ossifications,

which held me together;

a scarecrow,

which scares not one single crow.

I am out here sending sig...

July 27, 2019

Tiffany's Breakfast Club 

Fi Smith 

The night dancing in us,
still - city blocks, 
our backdrop, 
buildings beam at us, 
we hood our eyes 
and pine for a note 
of rotary 

A shaky finger dips sugary filigree toward my lips, 
conversation splayed out 
like co...

July 27, 2019

 "Pandora's Cottage" by Elle Danbury

Do I Look Like A Confessional 

Kristin Garth 

the arching back against your shoulder, peach
erected nipple steeples that direct
your gaze to heaven? But I am in reach
right here when you whisper “You’re perfect.
You look just like my...

July 27, 2019


in discussion with CHARLIE ALLISON 

CA: Who are some of your favorite (or most formative) literary influences?

CU: This is always such a hard question for me to answer because I love so many flash writers, and I'm sure to leave a favorite o...

July 27, 2019

"Crystal Feeding" 

 "The Large Dog"


Uma Breakdown is an artist and writer with research interests in the economies of horror and play. They are presently a PhD candidate at Northumbria University in the north of England and under the name...

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