Flash Fiction : Very Short Stories / edited by James Thomas, Denise Thomas, and Tom Hazuka.

 

Table of Contents
  Introduction 11
  Brilliant Silence / Spencer Holst 17
  Pumpkins / Francine Prose 19
  The Stones / Richard Shelton 23
  The One Sitting There / Joanna H. Wos 25
  Crossing Spider Creek / Dan O'Brien 28
  The Lampshade Vendor / Allen Woodman 31
  Roseville / William Heyen 34
  Pendergast's Daughter / Lex Williford 37
  Ponderosa / Kent Thompson 39
  Gold Coast / Stuart Dybek 41
  Mr. Mumsford / Larry French 44
  From the Floodlands / Adrienne Clasky 47
  A Public Denial / Allan Gurganus 50
  232-9979 / Carol Edelstein 53
  The Father / Raymond Carver 56
  Love Poems / Lon Otto 59
  Night / Bret Lott 61
  Mandy Shupe / Kristin Andrychuk 63
  Wedding Night / Tom Hawkins 66
  The Appalachian Trail / Bruce Eason 69
  Dinner Time / Russell Edson 72
  Vision Out of the Comer of One Eye / Luisa Valenzuela 75
  I Get Smart / Pamela Painter 77
  True Love / Don Shea 81
  The Colonel / Carolyn Forche 84
  Snow / Julia Alvarez 86
  Everything Is Green / David Foster Wallace 88
  Draft Horse / Michael Delp 91
  Corporal / Richard Brautigan 94
  Subtotals / Gregory Burnham 97
  Fingers / Gary Gildner 100
  Nadine at 35: A Synopsis / Jo Sapp 102
  Feeding the Hungry / Roland Topor 105
  Dish Night / Michael Martone 108
  Grace Period / Will Baker 111
  The Haircut / Mary Morris 114
  Vines / Kenneth Bernard 117
  How to Touch a Bleeding Dog / Rod Kessler 120
  Girl / Jamaica Kincaid 123
  The Burlington Northern, Southbound / Bruce Holland Rogers 126
  The Cage / Heinrich Boll 128
  The Restraints / Robert Hill Long 131
  Blackberries / Ellen Hunnicutt 134
  A Continuity of Parks / Julio Cortazar 137
  The Paring Knife / Michael Oppenheimer 140
  The Widow / John Updike 142
  What Happened during the Ice Storm / Jim Heynen 146
  Teddy's Canary / K. C. Frederick 148
  The Nicest Kid in the Universe / Chuck Rosenthal 152
  The Parents / Kelly Cherry 155
  Water / Fred Leebron 157
  Stockings / Tim O'Brien 159
  The Hurricane Ride / Bernard Cooper 161
  A Moment in the Sun Field / William Brohaugh 163
  The Philosophical Cobbler / Scott Russell Sanders 165
  Corners / Sheila Barry 167
  Space / Mark Strand 170
  Fear: Four Examples / Gordon Lish 173
  The Last Parakeet / Kate McCorkle 176
  Snapshot, Harvey Cedars: 1948 / Paul Lisicky 179
  August Evening / Joyce Carol Oates 181
  The Factory / Mary Dilworth 184
  The Sewers of Salt Lake / Francois Camoin 187
  Jane / Steven Molen 191
  Offerings / Marlene Buono 194
  Bread / Margaret Atwood 198
  Yogurt / Ronald Wallace 201
  A Chronicler's Sin / Pavao Pavlicic 203
  Here / S. Friedman 205
  Here's Another Ending / Diane Williams 209
  108 John Street / Mark Halliday 211
  Deportation at Breakfast / Larry Fondation