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Flash Fiction chosen by Jennifer Genest
“Lissa” by Michael Bourne via Tin House
Within the tender light of new lovers waking, “Lissa” encapsulates years of longing, pain, recovery, scars—and hope.
This compact and sensual piece captures a a glimpse of the spiritual world through the voice of Ojibwe firefighters, and of what it might mean to be human with each other and with our earth.
While trying to recount a memory of a father’s death, poetic prose skates daintily around it. What the character is left with—fear, grief, longing—is shown by a sensual, visceral account of what was.
In just 78 words, this story manages plot, brings emotion and suspense, and delivers a chilled jolt with a seemingly innocent flip of the pronoun switch.