Abstract Magazine International | Fiction
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Fiction

Art Credit:  “Documentary of Street Art in Barcelona” by Tom Williams THE COMPLAINTS DEPARTMENT Edgar Manx managed the Complaints Department at Goldblatt’s. He had an office with a window and a secretary. “Miss Evans, take a letter.” Kathy Evans scowled and made an irritated sound. She…

Apranihita: Haibun by Angelee Deodahr

16 May 2017, Posted by admin in Fiction

Art Credit: “Sydney, June 2016” by Rizwan Ali APRANIHITA I travel to the ashram to visit with those teachers and friends whose voices or silences leave me refreshed. As we walk down to the river for sun worship, some talk about their lives and loves, others…

The Tricoteuse: Haibun by Angelee Deodhar

16 May 2017, Posted by admin in Fiction

Art Credit: Vincent van Gogh – Weaver THE TRICOTEUSE “A weaver who has to direct and to interweave a great many little threads has no time to philosophize about it, but rather he is so absorbed in his work that he doesn’t think but acts,…

Mother Meth by M.A. Rossi

28 Apr 2017, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art Credit: Andre Gonçalves MOTHER METH I joined a volunteer project and was asked to remove furniture from an abandoned home. But I didn’t expect tales of occupants made for a messy cable movie. A mother of four strung out on meth having sex parties…

The Ghost in You by Jefferson Navicky

27 Apr 2017, Posted by admin in Fiction

Art Credit: Andre Gonçalves THE GHOST IN YOU lives happy. For the most part. When you update. When you take picture. When you post. When you upload. When you feed, the ghost is happy enough. She likes to eat and toast and get a little…

Hearts and Minds by Barry Basden

26 Apr 2017, Posted by admin in Fiction

Art Credit: Dawei Ding HEARTS AND MINDS This afternoon, using a broom cupboard scrounged from the shattered house, we buried a little girl who bled to death yesterday. We put in some blossoms and laid the girl’s leg in beside her. Then we lowered the cupboard…

Swish: Haibun by Rich Youmans

24 Apr 2017, Posted by admin in Fiction

Art Credit: “Untitled” by Alfonso Barberio SWISH Projects playgound— jump shot arcing from star to star   Evening shadows steal across the low concrete buildings, the cracked-slab courtyards, over fast-food wrappers and bottle shards. He feels the air on his face, cold and sharp, as…

you cannot turn: Haibun by Rich Youmans

24 Apr 2017, Posted by admin in Fiction

Art Credit: “Someone Else’s Bed” by Andre Gonçalves YOU CANNOT TURN: HAIBUN BY RICH YOUMANS   the key. it is in the ignition, and your fingers tense around its pebbled casing. but you cannot turn it; you cannot move. you have stalled at a downtown…

Art Credit: Martha Winterhalter FIRST VISIT TO CANYON COUNTRY BY RAY RASMUSSEN Friends, who on occasion join my outdoor adventures, suggest I should slow down, be in, not just move through a place. They complain that I hike too fast to enjoy the landscapes we passing through. And I think,…

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