Three new What Happened When Frank Died stories are now available for free on Talk Vomit. Three new What Happened When Frank Died stories. Three new gorgeous pieces of art by Nikita. Hi everyone, This week I’m sending out an update on my What Happened When Frank Died series in Talk Vomit. If you want to just jump right to the stories, here are the … Continue reading Dogs, Death, and Dancing
It took until my late twenties for all of my excessive bad habits to catch up to me. And, it was two years after that before I started (trying) to improve my health in different ways; LASIK, Yoga, trying (and failing) to quit smoking. These four essays reflect milestones in this process and they were published over the past six months in Human Parts. … Continue reading New Essays and Art from Ben & Nikita
The Moss“Rock, Paper, Scissors, Moss.” Have you been missing new stories and art from Flash-365? We have. The Moss is a new publication on Medium from Benjamin Davis & Nikita Klimov the author and illustrator of The King of FU and The Babushka Society. Creators of Flash-365. Benjamin Davis is an American author and journalist. He writes a bi-weekly column for Russia Beyond the Headlines: Conversations with Russians. Nikita Klimov is a Russian artist, … Continue reading The Moss: A New Project from Flash-365
The Babushka Society is now available! Baba Yaga menaced Russian children for generations, but what would happen if you ran into her in modern-day Russia? The Babushka Society is a demented magical-realism adventure set in the heart of Saint Petersburg, where two young men stumble across a babushka conspiracy, led by Russian fairytales’ stalwart character Baba Yaga, to take the country of Russia back from … Continue reading The Babushka Society | Now Available!
The King of FU Our first published book has been released. It is a somewhat demented poetic magical-realism memoir about growing up in America in the 90’s. Written by Benjamin Davis, illustrated by Nikita Klimov and published by Nada Blank Press. You can get it on Kindle or Paperback on Amazon. It is up on Kindle Unlimited right now as well so if you’ve got … Continue reading The King of FU
“Do you need an English-speaking doctor?” the nurse asks N, in Russian. N looks to me. “Preferably,” I tell him. He tells the nurse. She directs us to wait. The waiting room is the size of a church; high ceilings and a lot of glass. “This is a nice hospital.” “Mm,” N says. We wait. In the ugly light of the hall I can see … Continue reading Doctors with Tiny Hands
Q sits in my kitchen drinking a canned gin and tonic from a dirty wine glass. “I can’t make any friends in Russia,” he says. I wait. “Q.” He turns. “We’re friends.” He shrugs. “Kind of.” “Kind of how?” “We are just two people who don’t really listen to each other talk. That’s much better than friends.” I frown. “How is that better than friends?” … Continue reading How to Make Racist Friends and Alienate People
Day 365, the end. For those of you who didn’t know, this website was a collaborative project between Nikita Klimov and Benjamin Davis. Ben is from Massachusetts, U.S.A., and Nikita is from Moscow, Russia. They both live in St. Petersburg, Russia for some reason no one can ever seem to grasp. Since October 17th, 2016, Ben has written a flash fiction story every day. He … Continue reading 365 Days Later: End of our Challenge