Champagne Like Water, Water Like Champagne

When Kat wakes in the morning, her tongue is a foreign object in her mouth. She crawls to the toilet to vomit, but all that comes up is bile and shame. She crawls back into bed and pulls the sheets over her head. All she can smell is sweat and sex, and the fermented scents…

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Eileen Merriman

Eileen Merriman’s work has previously been published or is forthcoming in The Sunday Star Times, Takahē, Headland, Blue Five Notebook, and the Bath Short Story Anthology 2015. She was recently awarded second place in the Bath Flash Fiction Competition 2015, was commended in the 2015 Bath Short Story Competition, and won the 2015 Flash Frontiers Winter Writing Award. She was also awarded third place in the 2014 NZ Sunday Star Times Short Story Competition.

Kelsi Jo Silva

Kelsi Jo Silva is a Denver-based illustrator with a degree in illustration from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She has a passion for visual storytelling and strives to bring the stories of authors to life through whimsical illustration. Check out more of her work at

First Featured In: No. 3, winter 2015

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