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Flash Fiction chosen by Mark Dennis Anderson.
When I think of flash fiction, this is the story that comes to mind. From the delicious sensory detail to its brilliant pacing, I love this story for all its visceral and metaphorical qualities. I feel rejuvenated and transformed every time I read it.
Touching but not sentimental, this flash fiction piece shines and shimmers for me like a stack of glossy photographs. It’s a perfect example of how a simple structure can create a complex effect. The final line echoed in my head hours after reading it.
Few flash pieces I’ve encountered handle the passing of time as well as this one. Every sentence stacks upon the previous sentence in perfect proportion so that by the end, the full effect feels both surprising yet inevitable.
Unabashedly over-the-top, this story reminds me of a good, old-fashioned slapstick comedy sketch.