“The Flarp Comes to Fort Chiswell Virginia”: Short Story


“Right there in the kitchen, the fabric of the universe ripped open. From the gash, an unearthly illumination rayed out. Then something that looked like a spectral octopus was oozing through. Crystal screamed like holy hell.”

All-Girl All-Comedy Reviews editor Cybele Knowles has a funny-sad story, “The Flarp Comes to Fort Chiswell, Virginia,” online at the Devils Lake literary journal. It’s about a hapless alcoholic and her guardian angel, who looks like a nightmare ghost cephalopod. Check it out!

Photo: Excruciatingly cute “Baby Dumbo Octopus” toy by Santani.

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