50.2 Feature: “The Tick” by 2023 Flash Contest Winner, Emily Crossen

Emily Crossen’s stories have appeared in EcotoneNew England Review, and Zoetrope: All-Story, where she received first prize in the 2022 Short Fiction Competition. She grew up in Pennsylvania and now lives in California with her family.

Click on the excerpt to the right to read the entirety of “The Tick.”