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  • The Imminence of Flight

    by Chris Connolly

    At the supermarket I see a young mother gently weeping in the cereal aisle. Her baby watches her curiously, possibly stumped by this reversal of roles, or too young to understand.

  • A Boyfriend History in 10 Flavors

    by Laura Golden Bellotti

    Our ten-year age difference seemed vast to me, not to him. It was lunch—our daily lunches at the small French restaurant across the street from our office—that bridged the gap.

  • Guitar Lessons

    by Roxanne Lynn Doty

    If anybody follows me call 911. I live in apartment 12 but don’t go there if somebody stalks me. I should stay in a public place like Taco Bell or Walgreens.

  • Down in the Station

    by Seth Sawyers

    In the station a black woman with thick braids played the cello. I thought she was good, but I don’t know if she really was good, because what do I know about the cello?

Poetry

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  • Fiesta Brava

    by Joseph Gross

    Then there he is again— / the Suit of Lights, all / epaulets and reluctant pink and gold, / back in the ring.

  • Beer For Breakfast

    by David Salner

    The chrome-colored clouds / pushed the heat down, held in the car fumes, / the smell of the asphalt. Out on the patio, / I was ready for work

  • Maternity Leave

    by Lauren Yates

    There is something about traveling home that stops the blood. / My womb becomes a howling dog warning me of danger.

  • A Quintuple

    by Simon Perchik

    Here, there, the way silence / tows you below the waterline / and though you are alone / you’re not sure where her name / is floating on the surface / or what’s left

Essays

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  • My Own Struggle, Or An Exercise in Autofiction

    by Isabella David McCaffrey

    Autofiction is technically new, but now it’s been identified as a trend—like cat eyeliner then or wearing winter white. When the masses catch on, is it no longer cool?

  • Warped Optimism

    by Diane Payne

    After making the one hundred mile drive with my daughter for the Breast MRI appointment, she takes off to meet an old friend who is a medical student at the hospital.

  • Hidden in the Bone

    by Jim Krosschell

    Lately, as I’ve progressed from little walks around the living room to real walks around the block, the neighborhood seems to be different.

  • Face Value

    by Randy Osborne

    “I don’t expect you to remember me,” she says. The Atlanta bar is loud around us. She’s maybe late 30s, with dark hair and eyes, apple cheeks, a certain kind of defiance about the lips.

Du Jour

An Author’s Life

Jun 12, 2015 | 0 comments

by Emile DeWeaver

Writers’ processes differ, but here’s my truth: Writing is hard and I hate it; revision is easy, and I want to take it to the movies, then get to third base.

Listen to Your Doubt-Guts

Mar 10, 2015 | 0 comments

by Stephen Parrish

I once made changes to a story that I suspected were wrong, changes an editor demanded. Years later, I’m sure they were wrong. Because my guts tell me so.

Any Road Will Take You There

Dec 3, 2014 | 0 comments

by David W. Berner

Casey and Graham heard me talk about the details of the trip, about my purpose for taking on the challenge of it, and an itinerary based on the travels written about in Kerouac’s book. Although neither had heard much of anything about Kerouac . . .

The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew

Nov 6, 2014 | 0 comments

by Eli Glasman

When I got back to the house it was nearly midday. My father and Talya were still at synagogue. Normally we had coffee and cake for breakfast on Shabbat, but I’d left too early, so there was a piece left for me on the bench.

Untying the Knot

Aug 16, 2014 | 0 comments

by Karen Paul Holmes

Why do knots form by themselves? / In my blow dryer cord, / cell phone charger, / dog leashes. / What Boy Scout crept into the dark / to practice right over left / around and through?

Larger Than Life

Aug 12, 2014 | 0 comments

by Jodi Picoult

One day when I was seven I came home from school to find that my mother had redecorated my bedroom. My shelf of stuffed animals was gone, replaced with all the books on math and science she had used in college.

Dreaming My Animal Selves

Aug 4, 2014 | 0 comments

by Hélène Cardona

Wind, who yearns to be savored, offers / me three cups overflowing / with eternity, daemon of insight. / The opportune encounter enraptures quintessential / distress, ruffles estranged quietude . . .

Losing Found Things

Jul 9, 2014 | 0 comments

by Brett Garcia Rose

My mother took her own life at 1 a.m. on Saturday the thirteenth of some month. I know this because my watch tells me.

The 2015 Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction is closed to submissions, and the judges are now reading the entries. We'll announce the winner and finalists as soon as they've been selected.

The contest will reopen 1 January 2016 and close in March. For updates visit the contests page.

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The 2015 Lascaux Prize in Poetry contest is open for submissions. Winner will receive $1000 and publication in The Lascaux Review. All finalists will be included in The 2016 Lascaux Prize Anthology.

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Chris Connolly has won the 2015 Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction with "The Imminence of Flight." His story and those of 17 other finalists will appear in The 2015 Lascaux Prize Anthology.

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