Check out new flash, Stingrays in Captivity by Diane D. Gillette

“Stingrays in Captivity” appeared in Lost Balloon, an online publication inspired by the ‘birthday balloon that slips from your fingers and floats into the horizon, or the dropped ice cream cone.

Stingrays in Captivity” appeared in Lost Balloon, an online publication inspired by the “birthday balloon that slips from your fingers and floats into the horizon, or the dropped ice cream cone.”

I unwrap one of the sponge lollipops they gave me and dip it in the lukewarm cup. I pick up the TV remote with my free hand and flip through channels while I swab the inside of my mouth.
— "Stingrays in Captivity"
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澳门星际真人平台’s Diane D. Gillette placed a new flash piece with Middle House Review

“The walls were snug around us, five hard-luck girls sharing a two-bedroom apartment alone-together in a candy-bright city that made promises it couldn't keep.”

Diane’s story St. Nicolas was selected by Middle House Review to appear in Issue 6. Another great flash from Diane.

The walls were snug around us, five hard-luck girls sharing a two-bedroom apartment alone-together in a candy-bright city that made promises it couldn’t keep.
— "St. Nicholas"
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Diane D. Gillette takes third place in the Reflex Fiction Quarterly international flash fiction competition

“Let’s say we grew up with parents who loved each other. Let’s say that we don’t both know that Mom should’ve packed you up and made her escape long before I was born.”

Congratulations to Diane D. Gillette taking third place in the international flash competition by Reflex Fiction! Check out her piece “An Apology, of Sorts, to My Brother at His Funeral” in the Autumn 2020 edition.

Let’s say we grew up with parents who loved each other. Let’s say that we don’t both know that Mom should’ve packed you up and made her escape long before I was born.
— "An Apology, of Sorts, to My Brother at His Funeral"
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New flash by Diane, “Shiny, Pretty, Bright”

“Look, I’m married! I’m married!” she’d squealed to her brothers and sisters, showing off her shiny accessory. They shrieked and ran from her. “Gross! Gross!”

Another great flash released a couple weeks ago from Diane D. Gillette! Check out “Shiny, Pretty, Bright” in the cool new journal / French vending machine for literature Short Circuit.

‘Look, I’m married! I’m married!’ she’d squealed to her brothers and sisters, showing off her shiny accessory. They shrieked and ran from her. ‘Gross! Gross!’
— "Shiny, Pretty Bright"
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Another flash by Diane, “Waiting in Line for a Picture with Santa, Late on Christmas Eve”

2020 has been a great year for Diane D. Gillette! Check out her most recent publication at Matter Press, “Waiting in line for a Picture with Santa, Late on Christmas Eve”.

2020 has been a great year for Diane D. Gillette! Check out her most recent publication at The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, “Waiting in Line for a Picture with Santa, Late on Christmas Eve”.

A damp warmth spreads under my hand as Lila’s diaper gives out. The dark stain conquers the red and green striped tights of the elf outfit my mother-in-law Geraldine gifted us: a contract for peace mere months after Lila’s arrival into this world. One I’ve ignored for too long.
— “Waiting in line for a Picture with Santa, Late on Christmas Eve”
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A new flash by Diane, “Glub”

A new flash “Glub” by Diane D. Gillette was published in September on Brilliant Flash Fiction.

A new flash “Glub” by Diane D. Gillette released in the September issue of Brilliant Flash Fiction. It’s a great read that went a couple rounds in the group. Take a look - it’s compiled with all the other fictions released in September.

I stare at the bowl in Evan’s hands. Glub’s eyes are clouded over. I can’t for the life of me think of one anecdote I can share about him.
— "Glub"
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A new flash from Lori, “Baby Chowder”

“Baby Chowder” by Lori Barrett published September 9 in JMWW. Congratulations, Lori!

Her lack of employment made her defensive. She’d stepped aside when May was born. Stepping back in took herculean leaning. The pram in the hallway is a somber enemy of art, a photography professor had proclaimed to a class full of students when Beth was in college. She researched it. The person quoted would have been more than a hundred years old, if he were still alive. Virginia Woolf hated him. But the words were born again when she purchased her first stroller.
— "Baby Chowder"
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A new story by Diane, “After the Fire Burns Out”

“After the Fire Burns Out” a new flash from our own Diane D. Gillette was published today on Spelk Fiction.

“After the Fire Burns Out” a new flash from our own Diane D. Gillette was published today on Spelk Fiction.

I’m baffled by how much stuff I accumulated in just a year. After the fire, I was left only with what I’d worn to the ugly Christmas sweater party. The snowman lit up and blinked to the rhythm of Jingle Bells, a useless SOS raging against the flames of our house.
— "After the First Burns Out"
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5 new from Diane coming in 2020

Diane G. Gillette is having quite a year! The first half of this year was filled with acceptance for Diane and the rest of the year is already booking up. Great work, Diane! Can’t wait to see these when they publish!

Diane G. Gillette is having quite a year! The first half of this year was filled with acceptance for Diane and the rest of the year is already booking up. Great work, Diane! Can’t wait to see these when they publish!

  • Lamb Cake Salvation -- Necessary Fiction -- (forthcoming)

  • We're All Just Trying to Make It to January 2nd -- Ethel Zine -- (forthcoming January 2021)

  • Glub -- Brilliant Flash Fiction (forthcoming September 2020)

  • Nice and Normal -- XRAY Literary Magazine (forthcoming summer 2020)

  • After the Fire Burns Out -- Spelk -- (forthcoming July 2020)

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Thanksgiving

Diane D. Gillette published another Flash this week in MoonPark Review!

Diane D. Gillette published another Flash this week in MoonPark Review! She’s on a recent streak this year, with 6 publications in the first 6 months of 2020. Amazing news! Something good happening in 2020…

A mere three months after the incident that was never, ever, ever discussed again, Lydia’s mother invited three eligible bachelors to Thanksgiving dinner. She picked out a dress for Lydia to wear. It sadly didn’t have any pockets for hiding secrets.

“You just never know, my sweet,” her mother informed her. “You just never know.”

Lydia didn’t know, that was for certain.


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