Imprints by Cynthia Litz


“Stopping time is not possible, even if you fold it in order to compress a story down to a few words. These very short stories about birth, love, aging, illness and angels leave imprints along the way and could not help but be influenced by the power of the human body.”

Cynthia Litz grew up in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia and is a physician and mother. Her fiction and poetry have been published in Narrative Magazine, Camera Obscura, Night Train, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, and Annals of Internal Medicine. She lives in New York City and Dallas.


Imprints, a collection of flash!

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Pushcart Nominations

Matter Press for Compressed Creative Arts is proud to announce the following Pushcart nominations for the Best of Small Fictions 2017:

“Everything We Had”
by Christopher Allen
520 words
Published July 2016

“Ladybug Apocalypse”
by Nancy Au
592 words
Published August 2016

by duncan barlow
600 words
Published August 2016

“Marital Amnesias”
by Jan Stout
600 words
Published May 2016

“Boy in a Boat”
by Julia Strayer
338 words
Published June 2016