Cover art by Jia Sung.
Welcome to issue 57 ofÂ Vestal Review, the oldest flash fiction magazine on the planet.
This issue marks the start of a new staff lineup and a dozen flash fiction talents. Hallmarks: a distinctive voice and a feel for language, vivid characters and events in a minuscule space, and a diversity in both authors and subjects. We have stories ranging from a history of infanticide to slippery memories and babysitting mishaps. This issue also features two flash interviews and two flash reviews. Our writers come from all over the globe, including India and the Maldive Islands.
Thanks to all our writers and everyone on our masthead, without whom weâ€™d have no magazine. Weâ€™re also grateful to everyone who sent in material and who deserve both courtesy and respect.
Finally: If you enjoy the stories in this issue, no need to contain yourself. Please spread the word on Twitter,Â Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere, should you feel compelled.
Editor in Chief
First Love, by Kirstin Allio
The Artifice of Memory, by Soramimi Hanarejim
Speak Loose, by Nashiu Zahir
Driving, by Elizabeth O’Brien
CrÃ´nica No. 1: Especially Since and Mainly Because, by Rone Shavers
The Infanticide of Puah, by Liz Marlow
Who Needs Rehab When You Have a Man?, by Preeti Vangani
Sitter, by Gary Moshimer
Death of a Short Story Writer, by Donald A. Ranard
Wolf, by Gemma Doswell
My Name Was Said, by RW Spryszak
Same Killer, by Bari Lynn Hein
For reviews and interviews, please go here.