Flash Tales #22: Sleight of Hand


PROMPT: Whether we’re dealing with an honest-to-goodness sorcerer or a simple illusionist, I want you to tell us the story of a magician. Bonus points if you can make us believe…


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Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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5 Comments on Flash Tales #22: Sleight of Hand

    • Evan Henry // May 9, 2015 at 9:58 pm // Reply

      Love this, Rem! Your dialogue’s great, and I have a soft-spot for anything that smacks of a realistic take on how society would handle people with supernatural abilities. Both “sorcerous” and the “any levity brought about by Medan’s alcoholism” line made me smile.

    • Evan Henry // May 9, 2015 at 9:50 pm // Reply

      Ha, I liked this one. Great premise, very eerie. My money’s on Nyarlathotep. This sounds like his kind of thing.

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