Kristina England

Kristina England resides in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her writing is published or forthcoming at Crack the Spine, Extract(s), Gargoyle, The Hessler Street Fair Anthology, The Quotable, Yellow Mama, and other magazines. Find her on her blog.

Short stories by Kristina England


Illustration for Kristina England's 'The Beast' by Joey To

The Beast

He quaked as the sun ascended, lighting his cave. Yes, he was a he, not an it, but based on the feel of his stomach today, he questioned that concept himself. His name was Ergamere and he had a kno…

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Illustration for Kristina England's 'A Forgotten Feast' by Hannah Nolan

A Forgotten Feast

Karima woke with a start. She looked at the calendar, smiled, and jumped out of bed, pushing her stuffed dog aside. She ran into the living room, her padded socks plunking the floor. Her br…

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Illustration for Kristina England's 'You don't know anything' by Alankrita Amaya

You don’t know anything

There was an accident. Bobby said there was an accident. He said I was in the accident. He said I caused the accident. Moron, I thought. Bobby said he was there. He went so far as t…

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Illustration for Kristina England's 'Time Lapse' by Alberto Pessoa

Time Lapse

Day One: We hear noises outside the office window. Tyler says to come look. Something is going on outside. We see yellow and brown for the rest of t…

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smell

The Smell

It started in the corner of the office, near Susie’s desk. Fifteen minutes later, the peculiar scent was wafting into the executive offices until everyone wished they had removal noses. …

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'The Sadie Escapists - Part One' Illustration by Kristy Lankford

The Sadie Escapists - Part One

Edgar was a thirty year old man with issues. Of course, his family and friends thought he was perfection. But, recently, he was certain they must be questioning that theory. He hadn’t…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'The Car with Three Wheels' Illustration by Joey To

The Car with Three Wheels

Stanley leaned to the right, trying his best not to let go of a fart. He looked at his wife. Melissa had her arms crossed, her body in the perfect, upright position. “Lean to …

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'Bird of Paradise' Illustration by Alankrita Amaya

Bird of Paradise

Mr. Standish leaned in and kissed his wife goodnight. She was already in a deep slumber, a soft snore followed by the wheezing of her pre-ninety lungs. He left her, insomnia becoming more a…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'And so the Hat Dropped' Illustration by Michael Ilkiw

And so the Hat Dropped

Not because it wanted to. What hat likes to fall on its nogging? No, it was the magician that made it so, but not because the magician willed it. He was a perfectionist. What a fail…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'The Board Meeting' Illustration by Kristy Lankford

The Board Meeting

Mr. Brynswick raised his hand. “I make a motion to accept.” Ms. Jankoni frowned. “To accept what?” “The amendment to Mr. Kantum’s request.”…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'Garbage Day' Illustration by Terri Kelleher

Garbage Day

The truck pulled up at approximately (not exactly) 7:00 a.m. Eastern Central Time. Earl knew this fact because he was conducting his usual shaving routine at the usual time. The truck itself was ab…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'Make Believe' Illustration by Joe Zabel

Make Believe

“Hand over a nickel, young lady,” Mr. Catrine said, his eyebrows that of a vexed crow. “But… But…” Emily said with a pout. “You know the ru…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'The Hole' Illustration by Daniele Murtas

The Hole

Jamie glanced up at the ceiling. She frowned at her sister. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” “You have a hole in your ceiling,” Tammy sa…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'Lunch is on me' Illustration by Joe Zabel

Lunch is on me

Brady stretched. He had spent a long night alone surveying a nearby warehouse. Stanley Stanley shouted from his office. “Brady!” “Aw… Man.” Bra…

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Kristina england | Read flash fiction 'The Case of the Unfortunate Pause' Illustration by Joey To

The Case of the Unfortunate Pause

Brady eyed the chocolate cake. He circled it. He sighed. There was always cake at Stanley Stanley’s Investigative Services. Surely, there wasn’t that many birthdays to b…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'Corner Store' Illustration by Daniele Murtas

Corner Store

Mr. Hardenbrook peered out the front window of the coffee shop. “How many people you think he’s got in there?” “Well, it was prime noon so I’d think ab…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'Hunting for Evidence' Illustration by Naomi McLeod

Hunting for Evidence

Detective Brady had a hangover, which was odd. Not that the hangover was odd, but the fact that he didn’t touch liquor was a bit befuddling under the circumstances. His wife looked at…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'Handle with Care' Illustration by Jordan Wester

Handle with Care

Jacob stood in a line of men. Apparently, they had all read the same ad. “Seeking a single man between the ages of 30 and 35 to deliver a fragile package. Must show extreme dedication…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'The Cadillac' Illustration by Joey To

The Cadillac

Jerry glanced out the living room window. “Quick, hun, grab the binoculars. That Cadillac is back again.” “I told you, it’s probably some high school kids ne…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'The Case of the Troubling Shoes' Illustration by Sayantan Halder

The Case of the Troubling Shoes

At Stanley Stanley’s investigative services, 1 out of 5 detectives is an alcoholic. It has nothing to do with the fact that Jerry’s Bar and Stool is right across the street. And…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'Cause and Effect' Illustration by Sayantan Halder

Cause and Effect

Dr. Johnson signed the patent. He placed a pen down on the desk and reached for a glass of water, but a hand pulled it away. “I said you could live. I didn’t say you could have …

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'Night Watch' Illustration by Alberta Torres

Night Watch

Brady belched pastrami sandwich. Caldwell covered his nose. “What?” “Nothing…” “What are you, five? ‘Nothing.’ Come on. The w…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'The Case of the Shouldering Thief' Illustration by James Brown

The Case of the Shouldering Thief

Detective Brady owned a pedometer. This device was not used to assess how long it took to catch a criminal. No. His wife made him wear it because she thought he was a bit pudgy. Det…

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Kristina England | Read flash fiction 'Hard Work Pays off in any Profession' Illustration by Sayantan Halder

Hard Work Pays off in any Profession

Brian wiped sweat from his brow. Another day in the desert. He sat down and pulled out his water canister. After a hard slug, he put the canister down in the sand and scanned the horizon.

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