The CHILLFILTR Review showcases hand-picked short stories, essays, and poems from around the world.

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The Nights and Days of Umberto Solis

This is what happens when determination, reality and fuck-it-all collide.

by Marc Shapiro

Eat You Up

I was daydreaming when I was called down to the office for early dismissal. I ran there, excited about what Mom had up her sleeve.

by Sarah Fitzgerald


Awakening occurs in every direction, like the moon becoming pregnant with light.

by Zach Beach

Imagine the Nighttime Sea

A few steps into the jungle and they are gone from our sight, gone from our reach.

by Donna Lee Miele

Helping Ruthie Die

Death from cancer creates more problems than people realize, as Ruthie's case makes abundantly clear.

by Claude Clayton Smith

God is an Atheist

What burdens does our long lost father lay on a cold pillow in front of the night?

by Elisabeth Sharber

Our Year End Prizes and List of Award Submissions

2020. — Every year we send our favorite submissions out for Best of the Net and Pushcart Awards.

by Krister Bjornson Axel

What Lies in the Heart of a Reverie but Rapture?

If you could disappear without consequence into a living dream could you resist, or more importantly, resurface?

by Charlotte A Wynn

Broken Flute Cave

Hototo, last musician of his tribe, plays his flute on his dying day and sees the future.

by Steven R. Southard