account_circle by Ali Wilding
Ali Wilding is a writer, originally from the UK, but now living in New York City. She has recently been selected as a finalist in The Iowa Review’s 2019 Short Fiction contest and semi-finalist in American Short Fiction’s 2019 flash fiction competition. She has short stories forthcoming in Quip Literary Review and The Write Launch, and flash fiction forthcoming in The Fiction Pool (all Fall 2019).



Issue No. 269 ~ October, 2019

The door was locked but a sign pressed against the pane read ‘OPEN’, so I pushed my thumb against the buzzer and waited. The window-display – a mass of objects arranged over dark, velvet-covered blocks – was as crowded and glittering as a city skyline. …