Sneak Peek: Hypatia on St. Katherine by Kelly Krumrie

HYPATIA ON ST. KATHERINE Kelly Krumrie from BWR 45.1 Tap here for a Phone Friendly Version To read Kelly Krumrie's work and more, pick up a copy of 45.1 or order a subscription from our online store.  Kelly Krumrie is a PhD student in Creative Writing at the...

45.1 Sneak Peek: “The Whole Girl Detective Thing” by Cathy Ulrich

    The Whole Girl Detective Thing   Cathy Ulrich   from BWR 45.1   On the eve of her fifteenth birthday, the girl detective is kidnapped, thrown into the trunk of a long car. The girl detective bucks her hips, scrabbles with her fingertips at the trunk lid after it...

From the Archives: Pollution People by C Pam Zhang

Pollution People C Pam Zhang from BWR 44.1   An hour south of the border and Dad tips over with a whump that makes the forest explode like a cutscene. The ancient car rattles, Nim brakes into a gully, and shrapnel flings from the trees. Nim waits for death. But...

2017 Flash Contest Runner-up: Beth Bachmann’s Ursonate

I admire the confidence of this short and beguiling piece. The author sets in motion a tarot-spread of elements—the war, the wheel, the gold—and alchemizes a novelistic series of arrivals and reversals. The result is timeless, but, like a dream, it...

44.2 feature: Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint reads BLISS PLACE

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint was born in Myanmar and grew up in Thailand and California. She is the author of The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven (Noemi Press, March 2018). Her short stories have appeared in TriQuarterly,...

44.1 Feature: CHOOSE YOUR OWN by Debbie Vance

You are sitting in your daughters’ bedroom, holding a fistful of hot pink feathers that you’ve just torn methodically from the boa that now lies naked like a snake skin on the floor.

44.1 Feature: Sabrina Orah Mark Reads FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR COUNTRY

Sabrina Orah Mark is the author of the the poetry collections The Babies and Tsim Tsum.  You can visit her at sabrinaorahmark.com. For the Safety of Our Country by Sabrina Orah Mark   Listen to Sabrina Orah Mark read "For the Safety of Our Country" from 44.1.   Today...

44.1 Sneak Peek: ABSOLUTE ZERO AND ME by Ana Cristina Alvarez

Ana Cristina Alvarez received her MFA from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Her work has appeared in The Butter and Treehouse Magazine. She lives near Seattle, WA, close to many coffeehouses. Right-click and "open image in new tab"...

43.2 Sneak Peek: I COULD LOVE THESE WOMEN by MR Sheffield

MR Sheffield is a graduate of FAU's MFA program. She lives in Boca Raton, FL with her husband, son, dog, and cat. All five of them love cheese. Even the cat. Her work has been published in The Florida Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Pank, and other publications....