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The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts is a non-profit publisher of compressed creative arts, such as micro fiction, flash fiction, prose poetry, compressed poetry & visual arts, and whatever other forms compression might take. Matter pays authors $50 for their accepted pieces. We publish weekly bursts of compression & decompression and make as many varied word-plays on matter as we can. We also blog here and at FlashFiction.Net.

CNF: reflection(s)

by tavonne s. carson

I fell asleep with a silenced phone and awoke to information I somehow knew the instant I picked it up. (more…)

The Fruiting Body of the Mycelium

by Becca Borawski Jenkins

The distance between death and mushrooms is sometimes spare. (more…)

Dancing Alone and Other Lessons

by Digby Beaumont

I wish I could see my father dance again (more…)

Bird Fall

by Jeff Friedman

“There’s a bird loose in the house,” I shout as my wife runs from the bedroom. (more…)

Listen carefully, Flat Stanley!

by Jennifer Howard

This story is 376 words, the same length as JonBenet Ramsey’s ransom note (more…)