Arrivals / Departures is a chapbook-length collection of flash fiction connected by the fact that all stories center around the physical displacement of their characters. Thus, my project has travel as a thematic core. The flash pieces are differentiated in the significance of that movement and in their structural and formal qualities. While some stories display travel as luxurious vacation, as it is commonly viewed in contemporary society, in others the movement of the characters signifies conquest and empire. In yet other cases, the journeys take on metaphorical significance. Furthermore, the stories employ a variety of formal techniques inspired from a comprehensive study of flash fiction, including authors such as Cristina Peri Rossi, Jorge Luis Borges, and Julio Cortázar. These include traditional story arcs, appropriated forms, and elements of prose poetry. In summary, the collection thematically coheres around movement while showcasing my ability to work with different forms, narrative perspectives, and voices.