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Flash Fiction: Ramen Shop, 9:35 p.m.

Intern Intern - Friday, March 03, 2017

Flash Fiction Fridays is an online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan and East Asia. This month's piece from Seattle writer Matthew Amster-Burton is based on an experience he had in a Tokyo ramen shop, a quotidian place where anonymous lives intersect amidst the hustle and bustle of life in the great Japanese metropolis. 
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Flash Fiction: Okaeri!

Intern Intern - Friday, January 20, 2017

Flash Fiction Fridays is an online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This month's piece comes from landscape architect and Stone Bridge Press author Marc Peter Keane and tells the tale of a man's uncanny encounter with the absurdity of his life and life in general.  
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Flash Fiction: Autumn Leaves at Arashiyama and Gioji Temple

Intern Intern - Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from Portland author R.J. Jim” Mockford and was inspired by the discovery of an old post card sent from Kyoto in 1974.  Read More


Flash Fiction: Just Before the Sakura-jima Eruption

Intern Intern - Friday, November 18, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. In this piece, Ian Rogers presents us with a rich vignette of one man's search to experience and understand the mysteries of Japan's natural world and the culture that sprung from it.  
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Flash Fiction: The Mountains of Minoh

Michael Palmer - Monday, September 26, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from Ophelia Leong and tells a story of self-discovery and an American woman's unexpected spiritual connection with nature amidst the mountains of Japan.  Read More


Flash Fiction: The Hill of 500 Buddhas

Thomas Joel - Friday, July 08, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from KeKe Cribbs and was inspired by the possible spiritual symbolism of the black butterflies in Japan.  Read More


Flash Fiction: Close Encounters at Festival Time

Thomas Joel - Friday, June 17, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from Darcy Petersen and was inspired by a collection of several awkward encounters she experienced as a naïve girl living and traveling in Japan.  Read More


Flash Fiction: Ah Matsushima! Twice is not enough

Thomas Joel - Friday, June 10, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from Portland author R.J. Jim” Mockford and was inspired by old memories and recent travels to Japan’s most exotic and scenic areas after the tsunami of 2011.  Read More


Flash Fiction: What’s Shiba Inu?

Thomas Joel - Friday, April 01, 2016

Fiction Fridays is a new online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories from and about Japan. This piece is from Berkeley author Mindela Ruby and was inspired by several adorably alert dogs she encountered last year while hiking the Nakasendo Trail near Magome and the Philosophers' Path in Kyoto.  Read More


Flash Fiction Series - Submissions wanted!

Thomas Joel - Monday, March 14, 2016

Submit your short stories to Flash Fiction Fridays now and get your story published!
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