Flashers

Philip Loyd loves fat chicks and cheap beer, though not necessarily in that order. Loyd has written for Forbes and McGraw Hill, each time running for his life as if waking up from a nightmare. He dreams of one day moving to Hollywood and winning a Razzie. Loyd lives in Dumbass, Texas. PhilipLoyd.com
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Chris HladChris Hlad is a SoCal native who enjoys surfing, sailing, and dumbing-down his brain every chance he gets. By day Chris works for corporate America because, quite frankly, he is a sadist. By night, he lives the life of a worst-selling author. See more fiction by Chris at cpaulhlad.ghost.io.
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Michael Allen RoseMichael Allen Rose is a writer, performance artist, and musician living in Chicago, IL. He is the founder and artistic director of RoShamBo Theatre, and releases industrial music under the pseudonym Flood Damage. Find out more about Michael at GerbilProbe.com. Find Michael’s books on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.
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Robert Burton Robinson is a true master of Flash, and one of the most proficient flasher in the business today. He is the author of eleven novels and many more short stories. Find out more about Robert at RobertBurtonRobinson.com.
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John RachelJohn Rachel is a bipolar humanist torn between Buddhism and narcissism. He enjoys cooking, mountain climbing, and traveling. Especially traveling. To date, he has been run out of 33 countries, and is currently working on his 34th. Find out more about John and his weirding ways at JDRachel.com.
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Barry Goldstein is a degenerate gambler masquerading as a financial analyst. Retired from Wall Street now, he wanders the streets of Las Vegas and Reno, always looking for a good card game and a well-endowed tranny to keep him company. Barry lives in a van down by the river.
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Ree MillerAfter spending a long and painful career in corporate America, Ree Miller decided to write about what she knows best: sitting on her butt. Since then, she has written two novels: Butts in the Seat, and her other passion, Butts on the Bar Stool. Find out more about Ree Miller at mmcwordsetc.wordpress.com.
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Chuck PalahniukAmerican writer Chuck Palahniuk is best known for creating novels that include ‘Fight Club,’ ‘Choke’ and ‘Lullaby.’ Palahniuk faced early rejection for his dark and satiric writing, but persevered to write Fight Club, which was published in 1996. Check out Chuck on his website, ChuckPalahniuk.net.
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Mia CoutoBesides being an award-winning writer, Mia Couto is a journalist and a biologist. His works in Portuguese have been published in more than 22 countries and have been widely translated. Couto was born António Emílio Leite Couto. Check out Mia’s Author Page at Amazon.com.
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Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut Jr. was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. See more about Kurt Vonnegut at Vonnegut.com.
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Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski is one of America’s best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, where he lived for fifty years.Find out more about Bukowski on his website, Bukowski.net.
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Carlton MellickCarlton Mellick III is the Wonderland Book Award-winning author of over 45 novels, including Quicksand House, Bio Melt, Cuddly Holocaust and Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland, among others. Mellik is the master of the genre known as Bizarro Fiction. See more about Mellik at CarltonMellick.com.
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Jake WickenhoferJake Wickenhofer lives in West Virginia. He is an IT Security Engineer for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and the author of Make Money Selling Pokemon Cards and The Concrete King. You can check out both books at Goodreads.com.
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Tobias WolffTobias Wolff is the author of the novels The Barracks Thief and Old School, the memoirs This Boy’s Life and In Pharaoh’s Army, and the short story collections In the Garden of the North American MartyrsBack in the World, and The Night in Question. See the Tobias Wolff Author Page at Amazon.com.
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Sabrina Orah MarkSabrina Orah Mark grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She earned a BA from Barnard College, an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a PhD from the University of Georgia. She is the author of the book The Babies. See books by Sabrina at Amazon.com.
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Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S.Thompson was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement. Born and raised in Louisville, Ky, his books include Hell’s Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, among others. See Thompson’s Author Page at Amazon.com.
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T. C. BoyleThomas Coraghessan Boyle, also known as T. C. Boyle and T. Coraghessan Boyle, is an American novelist and short story writer. Since the mid-1970s, he has published fourteen novels and more than 100 short stories. See his Author Page at Amazon.com.
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Carl HiaasenCarl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida, where he still lives with his family. A graduate of the University of Florida, at age 23 he joined The Miami Herald as a general assignment reporter and went on to work for the newspaper’s weekly magazine. See Carl’s Author Page at Amazon.com.
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Fyodor DostoevskyFyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky, sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, journalist, and short-story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel. See more about Dostoyevsky at Goodreads.com.
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James ThurberJames Thurber is one of America’s all-time leading humorists. A founding member of The New Yorker staff, Thurber wrote and illustrated such enduring books as The Thurber Carnival and My Life and Hard Times. See more about James Thurber at ThurberHouse.org.
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Christopher MooreChristopher Moore was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is the son of a highway patrolman and a saleswoman. Chris briefly attended Ohio State University before fleeing the Midwest for sunny California to attend the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara.Find out more at ChrisMoore.com.
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Mindy McGinnisMindy McGinnis is the author of Not A Drop To Drink and In A Handful of Dust, a post-apocalyptic survival duology, as well as A Madness So Discreet, a Gothic historical thriller which was a 2016 Edgar Award Winner. Find out more about Mindy at MindyMcginnis.com.
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Daniel SouleDaniel Soule was an academic, but the sentences proved too long and the words too obscure. Although Northern Ireland is where he now lives, he was born in England and raised in Byron’s home town, which the bard hated but Dan does not. Find out more about Daniel at LinkedIn.com.
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Richard HennerleyRichard Hennerley was born an army brat in Singapore where he learned to shoot the finger at the world. He now lives in Alicante, Spain, where he is still shooting his finger at the world. See Hennerley’s books on Amazon.com, and find out more about him on his LinkedIn Page.
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Ammar HabibAmmar was born in Lake Jackson, Texas. His debut novel, Dark Guardian, was released in August, 2014. His second novel, Memories Of My Future, was released to tremendous success in July 2016. Find out more about Ammar at AmmarAhsenHabib.com. See his books at Amazon.com.
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Sofia SamatarSofia Samatar is the author of the novels A Stranger in Olondria and The Winged Histories. Her work has received the William L. Crawford Award and the World Fantasy Award. She lives in Virginia. See more about Sofia at SofiaSamatar.com. Find her books on Amazon.com and iTunes.
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Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid is an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer. She was born in St. John’s, Antigua, which is part of the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. See Jamaica’s books at Amazon.com and iTunes.
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Steven FischerSteven Fischer is a writer and medical student living in southern Wisconsin. When he’s not cracking open a textbook (or a patient’s thorax), he can be found exploring the Northwoods by bike, boat, or boot. Find out more about Steven at StevenBFischer.com.
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John IrvingJohn Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942. His first novel, Setting Free the Bears, was published in 1968. He has been nominated for a National Book Award three times, winning once in 1980 for his novel The World According to Garp. Find out more at John-Irving.com.


Franz KafkaFranz Kafka is renowned for his visionary and profoundly enigmatic stories that often present a grotesque vision of the world in which individuals burdened with guilt, isolation, and anxiety make a futile search for personal salvation. See more on Kafka at Kafka-online.info.
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Elizabeth Scher is a new writer who is full of potential, at least according to her mom. She started out in sketch writing that has branched out to essays that could potentially be turned into sketches, and so on… Check out Elizabeth’s Twitter page.
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louis ferdinand celineLouis-Ferdinand Céline was the pen name of Louis Ferdinand Auguste Destouches, a French novelist, pamphleteer and physician. He developed a new style of writing that modernized French literature. Find out more about Celine at Wikipedia.org.
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Richard Hoffman

Richard Hoffman is author of the memoirs Half the House, Love & Fury, and the winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize. A former Chair of PEN New England, he is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College. Find out more about Richard at RichardHoffman.org.
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Josh KarpJosh Karp is a journalist and writer who teaches at Northwestern University. His first book, A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever, won best biography of 2006 at the Independent Publisher Book Awards. See more about Josh at JoshKarpBooks.com.
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Jerry Stahl is an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for his memoir of addiction Permanent Midnight. A film adaptation followed with Ben Stiller in the lead role. Stahl has worked extensively in film and television. Find his books at Amazon.com.
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Clive La PenséeClive La Pensée lives in Beverley after ‘emigrating’ from London to Yorkshire, via Germany. He divides his year between the rural tranquillity of the East Riding and the bustle and music, theatre and cabaret of Berlin. See Clive’s books at Amazon.com. Find out more about Clive at Clivelap.co.uk.
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Jon Conley is a writer and musician from Cleveland. His work can be found at places like HobartBending Genres, and Hello Horror. Find him online @beachstav.
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Seth FriedSeth Fried is 29 years old.  His stories have appeared in numerous publications, including Tin House, One Story, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, and Vice. His short story collection, The Great Frustration, was released last year by Soft Skull Press. Sethfried.com

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Amina GautierAmina Gautier’s most recent collection of short stories, The Loss of All Lost Things (Elixir Press, 2016), won the Elixir Press 2014 Fiction Award. She has also written Now We Will Be Happy (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. AminaGautier.wordpress.com
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Bronwyn MillsBronwyn Mills’s books include Night of the Luna Moths and a fabulist novel, Beastly’s Tale. Her work appears in Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, and she guest-edited the Turkish issue of AbsintheNew European Writing. BronwynMills.org

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Samuel J. Adams is an MFA candidate in fiction at Bowling Green State University. His recent fiction appears in New World Writing and Rubbertop Review. You can follow him on Twitter: @Bib_Zone

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Nate WaggonerNate Waggoner is the editor-in-chief of The-Tusk.com. His writing has appeared on the Barrelhouse blog, Electric Literature’s Okey-Panky, in The “Loose Lips” literary parody anthology from Grand Central Publishing, and elsewhere. Natewagg.com

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Brian Auspice exists in an impermeable void between time and space. Auspice’s novella entitled “Deep Blue” was published by Eraserhead Press as part of their Bizarro Author Series. Get your copy of Deep Blue at Amazon.com.
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.Ted MyersAfter twenty years trembling on the brink of rock stardom and fifteen years working at record companies, Ted Myers left the music business—or perhaps it was the other way around. He is now determination to make his mark as an author. Find out more about Ted Myers…