006: Flash Fiction issue

Stories (click for text versions):

"Last Day" by Brandon Crilly

"Looking Across the River from Two Directions" by Scott Szpisjak

About the Authors:

Last Day author Brandon Crilly: An Ottawa teacher by day, Brandon Crilly has been published in On Spec, Encounters, Nonlocal Science Fiction and other markets. He was a Semi-Finalist in the 4th quarter of Writers of the Future 2015. His first SF chapbook, Science is for Real, is now available at brandoncrilly.wordpress.com. You can also follow Brandon on Twitter: @B_Crilly.

Looking Across the River from Two Directions author Scott Szpisjak: Scott Szpisjak lives in Virginia with his dog and a lot of pens. He can most commonly be found not sleeping. His work has appeared previously in Grey Sparrow Journal, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, and on the website of New Politics Magazine.

About the Audio: The story is read by Brekton Drougas and Faith Gregory. Intro and outro are by Faith Gregory. The intro music is "Boom Boom Box," and the outro is "I Was Three," both by Ben Bunker.


This section is for readers who want to be prepared for the possibility of content they might find upsetting or triggering. If you don’t feel you need this kind of warning, please ignore this box to minimize spoilers.

The story “Last Day” contains ocean travel.

The story “Looking Across the River from Two Directions” contains blood, implied violence, and poverty.

We include trigger warnings to make or work as accessible as possible. If you notice elements of the story you feel should have been forewarned and weren’t, or if there’s anything inadequate or misleading about the way we presented the information, please let us know so we can get better at giving adequate warning. 

This podcast is released in 2016 under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Lisence. You can duplicate it to share, but only in its entirety and without alterations, and you may not duplicate it for profit.

The story “Last Day” is copyright 2016 Brandon Crilly, and may not be duplicated outside the context of this publication without his permission.

The story “Looking Across the River from Two Directions” is copyright 2016 Scott Szpisjak, and may not be duplicated outside the context of this publication without his permission.

Thumbnail art is by Bev Johnson, and is released jointly by Bev and by Solarpunk Press under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Lisence. Details and high resolution copies of the art are available at solarpunkpress.com.