Welcome

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.

The Style of Elements

by Jetse de Vries

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Postcards, 12

by Ira Joel Haber

Editor’s Note: Each Wednesday we’ve been publishing individual pieces from Ira Joel Haber’s Postcard series (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11). 12 of 12.

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The Shore

by JoAnna Novak

I dive in and Dimitri holds me under. A breath is wrenched from lungs, separated from my systems, like with his mind my lover has made me heave and sputter. (more…)

Postcards, 11

by Ira Joel Haber

Editor’s Note: Each Wednesday we’ve been publishing individual pieces from Ira Joel Haber’s Postcard series (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10). 11 of 12.

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CNF: Mr. Nobody

by Kelly Magee

Tonight I dump dinner in the trash. Fishsticks singed to a puckered tray, smashed jar of tartar sopped with stained jeans. (more…)