2016 was certainly a very weird, very dark section of time-space, so it’s no surprise that a lot of the weirder, darker pieces we published here this past year attracted so many eyeballs. The 10 most-viewed pieces on flapperhouse.com in 2016 were…
#10. “Doodlebug” by Emily Linstrom is a haunting tale about a family of monstrous immortals hiding out in “a part of London even London has no recollection of…” (From our Spring 2016 issue.)
#9. “How Emma Jean Crossed the River” by Shawn Frazier is a powerfully gothic short story of a woman on the run from the Klan, from our Winter 2016 issue.
#8. “artemis” is one of five sizzling poems that Monica Lewis contributed to our Fall 2016 issue.
#7. “The Invention of H.P. Lovecraft” by Shay K. Azoulay is a fictional–yet, perhaps, plausible?!– theory on the origin of the influential horror author, from our Fall 2016 issue.
#6. “Mothers and Demons and the In-Between” is Janelle Garcia’s haunting flash fiction about creepy monsters & the perils of parenthood, from our Winter 2016 issue.
#5. “How to Vomit Living Creatures” is Deirdre Coyle’s wonderfully bizarre tale of a troubled young woman & her regurgitated cat, which we posted as a preview of our new Winter 2017 issue just a few weeks ago.
#4. “The Extraordinary True Story of the Unmother Who Substantiated Darwinism” by Jeanann Verlee is her Pushcart-nominated poem from our Fall 2016 issue.
#3. “Helpful Notes Regarding Your Purchase” by Brandon Barrett is his extraordinarily weird, Best of the Net-nominated fiction from our Summer 2016 issue.
#2. “The Prince of Darkness is cool, like Toshiro Mifune” by Luis Galindo is his nefariously groovy poem from our Summer 2016 issue.
and the #1 most-viewed piece on our site in 2016 was “a Stone and a Cloud” by Brendan Byrne, his unforgettable short story of modern alienation & techno-anxiety from our Winter 2016 issue.
Congratulations to Emily, Shawn, Monica, Shay, Janelle, Deirdre, Jeanann, Brandon, Luis, & Brendan– and thanks for all the eyeballs!