“You know what the most murderous edged weapon has always been?”

Baby didn’t.

“The tongue,” Nick Escalante said.

— William Goldman, Heat

Words can harm or words can heal. Some words can be lethal. But whether they’re used to combat ignorance and oppression by illuminating and enlightening, or whether they’re used to cut those at which they’re aimed deeper than any scalpel, all words are fighting words, at least that’s what Matt Wallace believes. This is his newsletter, and every month those who sign up for it will receive his best fighting words in the form of new and free flash fiction, updates on his current and future projects, opinion and insights, writing challenges, exclusive offers, and even swag giveaways.