Online Edition Summer 2017

 

Untitled by Ana Jovanovska
Untitled by Ana Jovanovska

Editor’s Note

FLARE: The Flagler Review is proud to present this summer’s online edition. With so many amazing entries this year for our award-winning print publication, we felt the need to add an additional edition to give our readers access to even more of the inspiring work we’ve been receiving. Each piece in this summer edition was chosen because it lives up to our mission of showcasing colorful, vibrant works from passionate writers and artists. We hope that you enjoy these selections as much as we have!

Taylor Diamond

Editor, Summer Online Edition

 


 

Lust Lu is Shy by Ana Jovanovska
Lust Lu is Shy by Ana Jovanovska

Fiction

Ishiganto by John Soltysiak

“Hugging you feels like home,” she said.
But I wasn’t sure I knew what home felt like.
Her tiny Japanese apartment seemed worlds away from the States.

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I’m Going to Kick Some Ass by James Hanna

I studied her mug shot, memorizing her face. She was a boney woman in her early twenties. Her forehead was broad, her nostrils flared, her cheek bore a menacing scar.

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Alder Street by Blake Kilgore

On the August night Simon Kane turned seven years old black clouds gathered and crept slow along the earth. The raindrops whispered at first, but suddenly increased to a drumming roar that commanded silence, awe. The birthday song was drowned out and the nervous singers stopped, giggling.

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Realism in Italy at the dawn of the 21st century by Benna G. Maris
Realism in Italy at the dawn of the 21st century by Benna G. Maris

Poetry

Non-poisonous by Carol Matos

Watching a fawn arch its spine
and track its parents’ prints in near darkness,
a woman exaggerates her memories,
the cruelties that invade her sleep—

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Cinder by Carol Matos

As if born into a pink species
she seeks hues of her favorite color—
a singular passion like a prospector panning
for gold in a cold river. She wears blushing

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I Hold the Wolf by the Ears by By C.T. Salazar

It is 1995 and a gunshot has big-
banged inside the courtroom where my mother
is working. I am three, and two rooms over
where everything is set to sudden motion—

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Illuminate by Maria Daas
Illuminate by Maria Daas

 


Art