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Flash Fiction chosen by DeRicki Johnson.
“Prudence” by T.L. Sherwood via Mash Stories
This missive about a spat between lovers in a same sex relationship broke stereotypes I didn’t even know I possessed. I found myself identifying with both sides of the argument and realizing we really all have more in common than we often realize; and that out commonalities outweigh out differences. Also, Sherwood has a deft handling of dialogue that Is enviable.
A lover of hard science fiction, I’m but a dabbler in magical fantasy. This fantasy is a twisted retelling of the enchanted frog’s tale. Its opening tasered me, and I didn’t regain control until, dazed, I realized I was at its end…hmm, maybe ‘I’m one of hers.’
This story of innocence’s end was hard to read, but so well written that I couldn’t stop. Grace’s skill as a poet imbued this dark tale with a smooth flowing prose, thick and multi-layered. A disturbing, but truly great read.
This is a short, clever story about entropy, and the end of things. The writing style is highly readable and engaging. I’m used to looking at life’s frenetic creative face, but this story forced me to acknowledge the flip side—that things wind down and die.