Stories tagged flash-fiction

The Fourth Prague Defenestration: 12

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Lenin’s Paintings This was the tale Einstein told us about these paintings by Lenin... I was going through Lenin's jewelry and his paintings with a team of experts. I got the idea that I was hired to verify his paintings, although I didn't

Snatch 7 (come 11)

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...the scream and the face...

La Guarida del Pulpo

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Shoals of striped fish and strange eels with heads like shattered bottle necks made their way along the ocean as the pulse of the tentacled creature tugged at me, beseeching me to dive further, to give in to the lure of the salt prayers.

The Fourth Prague Defenestration: 13

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The next thing we knew, the KGB started tailing us everywhere we went. They must have heard about Lenin’s Paintings, was all we could figure. Because, what if they were real? That night we went out to a pizza place where we saw the worst graffiti in t

Here or There

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She was a childhood actress, known for playing an extraterrestrial on TV. The UFO the sound of a thousand hoovers revving in a locked room.

Hallelujah

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He spoke of musicians who were already dead but still making music. This was his pillow talk.

Guarida Del Pulpo II

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I know the creature has a bite, venomous, and perhaps its sting can paralyze. Paranoia can affect divers and cause a marbling of the arteries, bringing instantaneous death.

The Fourth Prague Defenestration: 15

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The Fourth Defenestration took place in September of that year, and it became an instant internet sensation. Mostly because of the fall from great heights into an enormous pile of haufen mist, arranged by a bunch of henchmen pals of Boris and Vladimir

Jettisoning

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The pilot picked the songs. Elvis Costello and Neil Young. That one Pretenders song everybody knew.

Snatch 8 (the zombie flash sequence--it never dies)

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Oh, gracious mercy, oh...

The Fourth Prague Defenestration: 16

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I still wake up with a start to this day, remembering the sound of that squish. And the cheer from above of all the brutes hanging out the open castle window. And of course the roar of approval and delight from the hordes of Chinese, Russian, and Germ

The Fourth Prague Defenestration: 18

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I went back to the Charles Bridge over the Vltava River and felt the plaque of the Wall of Gropers, and that was where we hatched our plan, in front of my ancestors. I could just feel their presence there. They would be with me, the Gropers of Prague.

Why Did Uncle Patrick Leave His House to the Nuns?

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On the way home we stopped at a scraggly acre-and-a-half of stunted apple trees and wild grass. “Here it is,” you said. “My inheritance, and bad luck go with it.”

The Fourth Prague Defenestration: 19

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But when the KGB went out the castle window, what a surprise was waiting for them. Because we had lined the pit with a huge dung heap, and camouflaged it with a colored pink wrapping as if it were feathers, just like Cristo had done. We wrapped the shit p

Arcade Encounter

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Looking over the crowd in the arcade is like looking over a crowd of zombies.