Extraordinary Machine by Jan LaPerle

The following piece received 3rd Place in our 2013 Hallow/Hallowed Flash Fiction Contest. Extraordinary Machine The last time I saw Jack Kite alive he was sitting by the river. He was watching the silver fishes flowing beside him, easing like currents through a wire. Jack was the sort of man that only vain and beautiful…

Atavism by Ryan Werner

The following piece received Honorable Mention in our 2013 Hallow/Hallowed Flash Fiction Contest. Atavism Melanie thought that humans descended from birds. Back in the middle of her snap, she paid an old man strung out on heroin fifty bucks to read her past lives, to do a palm reading on the place where her hand…

Seventeenth of December by Raul Palma

The following piece received Honorable Mention in our 2013 Hallow/Hallowed Flash Fiction Contest. Seventeenth of December Pedro’s dog killed two of the neighbor’s pigs and so it was agreed that it had to die. But nobody could agree: should it be shot, poisoned, have its neck snapped. As his parents and the neighbors argued about…