About Us

We live in a world of mental papercuts. Messages left unread, posts never liked, pains so small and petty that your mind doesn’t bother to numb the sting. They don’t pierce, or throb, or sear, or burn; they ache, and itch, and for some reason, you just can’t take your mind off of them.


Mental Papercuts is an online journal committed to showcasing the prickliest flash fiction and nonfiction. We welcome the quirky, the melodramatic, the earnest, the irreverent, the goofy, and the macabre; if a story can make you feel something in under a thousand words, it has a home here.