Nailpolish Stories

Just a quick post to say that Nicole Monaghan, editor of the forthcoming volume Stripped: Anonymous Flash has started an online journal called Nailpolish Stories. The basic idea? Hint fiction (i.e. 25 words — no more, no less) with titles borrowed from shades of nail polish. For example, in a piece titled “Frozen Fantasy,” author Misti Rainwater-Lites writes, “He worked hard on my triple locked door.  There was something chilled yet bubbly behind there, waiting.  When I came it was February stars, falling.” And Monaghan herself wrote a piece titled “Posh Trash”: “We wrapped borrowed scarves around our curved hips, as if that were payment.  Mom snapped her gum, looked into our eyes, sorry, asked about lay-away.” Who knows… Maybe we’ll see another collection from Nicole sometime in the near future.


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