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.

Listen carefully, Flat Stanley!

by Jennifer Howard

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

The Night Driver (after Calvino)

by Joe Kapitan

Every night driver burns, aflame with a need that sends them speeding down vectors of pavement split into two lanes, (more…)

CNF: The Loneliest Whale in the World

by Paul Crenshaw

There’s a whale swimming through the cold waters of the north Pacific who doesn’t belong to any pod. (more…)

A (Condensed) Dictionary of Mythological Characters

by Rachel Rodman

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Cuttings

by Carol Guess

Sometimes I lose myself washing my hands. (more…)