“Once free to explore and settle the planet, they stayed in the valley, stayed in plain sight of every other person. Their children and their children continued the tradition, and now I wouldn’t bet that a person a year wondered what it was like on the other side of the circling rim.” Flash Hybrid Noir fiction by Stephen D. Rogers.
“He stayed in. Drew blank faces. Precincts he didn’t know corresponded. Fat chance. He ran out of secretaries and legal pads years ago.” Flash Hybrid Noir fiction by Forrest Roth.
“In front of our TV, medical monitor cords spread across the carpet like vines on a forest floor. The monitor’s beeping competed with the volume of the zombie action on screen.” Fiction by Sam Watermeier.
“He gestures vaguely towards the open balcony door and the night beyond. The black sky, shot through with pale pins of fire, hangs over the rooftops and horizon. ‘There are others like you,’ he shrugs, ‘But younger, fresher.'” Flash Hybrid Noir from Gordon White.
“For the first time in a long time the shudder doesn’t taste like disgust or rancor or lust. It tastes like anticipation. Anticipation of the fear I’ve hunted before.” Flash Hybrid Noir fiction by William Bain.
“Mom was angry when they came to our house. Whey they brought me here. She fought the two men. They seemed nice enough to me.” By Michael Mahoney.