Author Archives: Gay Degani

About Gay Degani

Gay Degani's suspense novel, What Came Before, was re-published in 2016, her full-length collection, Rattle of Want, in 2015, and a shorter collection, titled Pomegranate, features eight stories around the theme of mothers and daughters in 2010. A complete list of her published work can be found at http://www.gaydegani.com

SmokeLong News Digest, Issue 2

News from SmokeLong Contributors and Staff:   Foust’s story collection Sins of Omission will be released this May (2015) by Tidal Press. It’s available for pre-order now.   Themes of family, home, memory and disconnectedness dance with a quiet power through … Continue reading

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Fridge Flash: The Rise of the Witch

The Rise of the Witch: Witch Lamby by Stella Urbanski One day she planned a party for the evilest witch. They had a big, big ball. Afterwards she won the biggest, strongest, baddest idea and contest. And the biggest meanest … Continue reading

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SmokeLong News Digest, Issue 1

News from SmokeLong Contributors and Staff: Tom Cooper‘s novel, The Marauders, was released from Random House-Crown on February 3rd. The book was a long time in the making, and has so far received very strong reviews. “More fun than a book about … Continue reading

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Fridge Flash: Bluebird and Girl

Bluebird and Girl by Venice Poggi This is a girl invited to a castle ball.  In this picture, she’s in the garden away from everything.     Venice Poggi is 9 years old and LOVES to read.  She would read … Continue reading

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Fridge Flash: Wiggly Tooth

Wiggly Tooth by Cobain Leftwich Hello, I’m Cobain!  I am 8 years old. I have Tony Hawk shoes, long blue hair, dark eyes like chocolate and a wiggly tooth.  My tooth just won’t come out.  It has been loose for 9 weeks, … Continue reading

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Fridge Flash: The Space Planet

The Space Planet by Jasper Kyle It’s negative 785 degrees. That’s cold. Dragon birds eat the blue tree in the invisible pot. It’s a flying tree, you can’t see the pot. There are 4 planets including Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto, and the … Continue reading

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Fridge Flash: Aggie Sad

Artist: Agatha Anderson-Ward, age 6, is a Kindergartner at Hall Kent-Elementary School in Homewood, AL. Note from Aggie’s mom: My name is Melissa Anderson, and my daughter’s name is Agatha Anderson-Ward. She drew this picture when she was 4-and-a-half. It gets … Continue reading

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SmokeLong Toasts: Avital Gad-Cykman’s Flash Collection

Congratulations to former SLQ contributor Avital Gad-Cykman, whose collection Life In, Life Out, featuring the story “Fire. Water.” from SmokeLong Quarterly Issue 6, has been published by Matter Press for Compressed Creative Arts. From the publisher: “This spirited collection of … Continue reading

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Moments of Grace ~ from Dani Shapiro

by Kathy Fish, reprinted with permission from her blog. Here, in Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, Dani Shapiro speaks of flawed, unpredictable, risk-taking, rule-breaking prose (my favorite kind): “These instances of creative daring are moments … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Campaign for a New Web Design for Smokelong Quarterly

DIRECT LINK TO SMOKELONG AT KICKSTARTER to find out the prizes at each level! We publish cutting-edge flash fiction, and we need a web site that shows it off. Help bring our online presence into the next decade! Hey, did you … Continue reading

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