All three of these stories are runners up from the PSEUDOPOD flash fiction contest
They walk serene / in spaces between
by Murf Freedmont
Narrated by Spencer DiSparti
“Zipper was written entirely on my smart phone (in the middle of the night…in bed…when I could not sleep). I intended it to be a writing prompt for a story to be finished later, but when I counted the words the next morning I decided to submit it to the Pseudopod contest without significant changes. Since it fared much better than my other submission, perhaps I should limit all my writing to my phone … but I hate touch screens so much.”
Have you ever tried to open a sleeping bag zipper silently?
by Nicholas Conley
narrated by Rock Manor
I like the way that skin feels.
by Thomas Vicinanzo
narrated by Laurice White
“The most terrifying thing is a life devoid of intrinsic meaning, and a universe which does not and cannot understand us.”
I tripped on a little ridge where the turf was bunched up like a carpet. It was early morning and the park was empty, so I pulled at the grass, and it came up, revealing soil blacker than fresh asphalt. Then I saw it wasn’t soil but black empty space.