Abstract Magazine International | Short Fiction
Abstract seeks fine art in all forms that engages with both the crises and joys of our shared human condition. We seek art that engages the edge of now; we seek to explore a future forward zeitgeist with a respect for the gifts of the past. We are looking for both established and emerging artists across a broad range of genres. Our criterion is quality.
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Short Fiction

Cave Night by Sean Cazzell

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: j by Tobias Oggenfuss CAVE NIGHT The Zhejiangopterus Children fly into their cave after a long day. Their cave hole is high on a flat cliff face. Inside it is dark, damp and cold. They squish around in the mud until they find their…

In the Blue House by Max Talley

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Moon by Mary Hanrahan IN THE BLUE HOUSE Inside the blue house, our house, everything is blue: the furniture, walls, and the general mood. We drink beer once in a blue moon and it is indeed Blue Moon. Even our humor is blue. We…

In the Spring of It by Robert Rothman

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Rafano by Rebecca Weaver, @legsweaver IN THE SPRING OF IT Grass so high it’s up to the chest and mounting; you think another few steps you’ll be just a head bobbing on a sea of green.Thick as wading through a bog, the spears wrapping onto…

Non-Breed by Stephanie Anderson

22 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Las Memorias que me Habitan by Marta Bonjour @martabonjour NON-BREED Monday night was the first time stepping into the pool hurt me.  There was a swimming class beside me, swim caps like moonlit skulls in the clouds outside.  A beautiful, indifferent lifeguard watched from the…

The Illustrated Queenfisher by Matt Poll

06 Feb 2018, Posted by JL Jacobs in Short Fiction

Art: Jolanda Richter, @jolandarichter  THE ILLUSTRATED QUEENFISHER Headmistress Nielsen ripped the offending page from the book, then held it close to the girl’s face. Rather than flinching, the intended reaction, Pia grabbed the page and squealed with delight. She traced the red legs and arms she…

Art: Alan Neider, @aneider52 THE LITTLE YELLOW HOUSE she calls it. A yellow as yellow as any Dutch daffodil. She steers her tan Audi Fox up the driveway and pauses in her car until her favorite Cat Stevens song ends. Yellow has been her favorite color…

Waste Management by Daniel Uncapher

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Karen Hill, @karenhill_images WASTE MANAGEMENT This morning I went for a trash run, which is to say that I took out the trash. The night was long, but I was in full control of my faculties, and when morning arrived I came to a decision: throw…

Friday Blizzard by Don Taylor

13 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Hanna Weitz, @hannaweitz FRIDAY BLIZZARD Weir’s Pumps, that’s where uncle Willie got me a start after I left Adelphi Junior Seccy.; aged fourteen, apprenticed as a fitter. Our tenement looked across the Cart, straight into the works. The foreman and Willie were in the same lodge. Well, that’s…

Synesthesia by Heidi Turner

10 Nov 2017, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Michael Marrella, @mikemarrella SYNESTHESIA Sex, drugs, and Rock-and- Roll are all the same. Modest Mouse was playing when I passed Simeon the blunt, a perfect little burrito of a universe. Before the hit, little rainbows danced around the edge of my vision, pirouetting across Bob Marley and…

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