Microinterview: Natasha L. Heller

Natasha L. Heller’s 78 word microfiction, “These Sandwiches”, will appear in the third issue of The Centifictionist (Vol. 2, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2021). Natasha graciously answered a few brief questions for us. Read the interview below. 1. What inspired the story “These Sandwiches”? “These Sandwiches” was inspired by the true-life story of Dr. Mengele twin, … More Microinterview: Natasha L. Heller

Microinterview: Marc Littman

Marc Littman’s 100 word microfiction, “Digging to China”, will appear in the third issue of The Centifictionist (Vol. 2, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2021). Marc graciously answered a few brief questions for us. Read the interview below. 1. What inspired the story “Digging to China”? I recalled a boyhood memory where I bonded with my father … More Microinterview: Marc Littman

Microinterview: Kate E. Lore

Kate E. Lore’s 92 word microfiction, “Be Still, Child”, will appear in the third issue of The Centifictionist (Vol. 2, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2021). Kate graciously answered a few brief questions for us. Read the interview below. 1. What inspired the story “Be Still, Child”? “Be Still, Child” came from a free-writing exercise. I guess … More Microinterview: Kate E. Lore

The Sprig

You didn’t need a reservation for Wren, but you would in three days. The waiter set Charlie’s grilled oysters down between the critic and a pale American ale from Fifth Hammer in Queens. With the window glass removed, May breezes ruffled the hibiscus centerpiece. The foodies had sniffed out Mark Wren like a truffle, and … More The Sprig

The Lesser One

Father told me nature reveals creation through paradox. It sits at the center of contradiction, gleams in the contrast of opposites, makes known from the unknown, dispels the dark to view sacred light. Wisdom that guides me still to provide remedies for villagers long after Father’s death who dared share the mysteries with a daughter—a … More The Lesser One

Fairy Dress

A deceptive mind can be concealed neatly by innocent black eyes. A sweet smile can hide vicious plans with dexterity. Mampi learnt that at thirteen. Her 25-year-old mother scrubbed floors, cleaned dirty linen in the big house next to her slum. She wore torn sarees. But Mampi wasn’t like her mother. She would buy that … More Fairy Dress