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T.R. Healy

April 24, 2017


Heart-Shaped Hour   “Did you see it?” Holt asked his sister as soon as she answered the telephone. “See what?” “Warren’s picture in the Telegraph.” “No,” Meg said, surprised. “What’s his picture doing in the paper?” “Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the fire.” “No.” “I know it’s hard to believe thirty years have passed.” […]

Morgan Crooks

April 17, 2017


The Green Rope After Dad moved back his focus was fire. In his mind, our old farmhouse was one short away from a four-alarm blaze that would crisp us alive in our sleep. His solution was a ladder; an aluminum pole a bit longer than the frame of a window, and a bright green rope. […]

Important Announcement

April 7, 2017


Due to circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to publish during the last five years or so.  Sorry about that.  But we are reviving Subtle Fiction.  Those of you who have submitted work, please resubmit if you’d like.  Those who haven’t submitted, please don’t hesitate to. Thank you very much to all the great […]


March 19, 2011


Welcome to Subtle Fiction. We are a new literary magazine which aims to publish the best short fiction online. We are interested in short stories and flash fiction pieces of no more than 3,000 words.  Fiction which does not fit into a box.  It must be lively, daring, and filled with subtlety, hence our name.   […]