Seven Second Stories: Edith And Russell (2 of 4)

by Richard Baldasty


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Richard Baldasty’s microfictions in collage have appeared recently in Foliate Oak, Angry Old Man, Shuf, and Empty Sink Publishing. He lives in Spokane; on Twitter @2kurtryder.


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These four images use cuts from thirty-five different paper sources, ranging from out-of-print books, old calendars, and advertising flyers to glossy corporate reports to shareholders; from a 1930s Brownie snapshot to an illustrated history of clothing, etc. The unlikely juxtapostions are meant to create an unstable visual code subject to each viewer’s subjective interpretation.   


Congrats to Christopher Allen for having a work from HOUSEHOLD TOXINS being chosen to appear in BSF 2019 from Sonder Press.

Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.


Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions is now CLOSED. Check out our new category triptychs! The next submission period opens September 15, 2019; submit here.


09/05 • Richard Baldasty (1 of 4)
09/07 • Briel Felton
09/09 • Chelsea Stickle
09/11 • Jeffrey Spahr-Summers
09/12 • Richard Baldasty (2 of 4)
09/14 • Frances Badgett
09/16 • Sarah Russell
09/18 • Ryan Stone
09/19 • Richard Baldasty (3 of 4)
09/23 • TBD
09/25 • TBD
09/26 • Richard Baldasty (4 of 4)
09/30 • TBD
10/02 • TBD
10/03 • J.I. Kleinberg
10/07 • TBD
10/09 • TBD
10/10 • Lilian McCarthy
12/02 • Tara Campbell