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

The CHILLFILTR Review is being put on hold at least until Fall, possibly until the end of the year or beyond. I need to reset my schedule and I have not had the time I need to give this the attention it deserves.

Broken Flute Cave

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

by Steven R. Southard

In Beautiful Weather

A memorable encounter with a gorgeous fireman transcends the ephemeral.

by Lisa del Rosso

Coffee by the Window

Mortality informs the epiphany of a child.

by Ava Lansley

Comfort in Life’s Indefinite

Love is a blissful state of unknowing.

by Ava Lansley

Forever (6 Letters)

An essay about birds, crosswords, my country's mascot, and what they all have to do with the loss of my grandfather.

by Sofia Amanda Bening


Tells the story of people connecting with each other. Technology is at best a tool for connections, not an end in itself.

by David P Rogers

Spring Song

It's spring - at last it's spring.

by Alan Cohen

Letting Loss In

Once we acknowledge loss, we look for something new to take into our hearts.

by Alan Cohen


Sexual abuse, martial infidelity, and abandonment: some things don't wash off easily.

by Cat Hubka