Welcome to our ongoing Flash Fiction Sunday Edition.
If you are new here, we do this every Sunday.
We also publish 101 word Flash Fiction every day. We even deliver:
Flash Fiction chosen by Tony Press.
This little one covers a lot of ground. It is quick and efficient but nothing is left out. It is all there for us.
Another one I stumbled on to, happily—and this one’s even shorter. We have the entire arc in 25 words and we feel for both of them. And (shameless publicity division speaking here) it reminded me of a flash of mine—it is called “Before” and you can find it in the June 5, 2015 issue of, yes, 101 Words.
I’m a big fan of Bobby Sauro’s fiction. It’s fun and sad and real all at once. I loved his passage: She said, ‘I can tell from your eyes that you’ve dotted the t’s.’ I actually welcomed the language barrier because then there was a logical reason to be misunderstood.
In Oaxaca, where I (fortunately) happened to be when I found this story, there’s a phrase ‘buen trato’ that can mean ’good deal’—so I ask you, what do you think about this exchange? Fair? Foul? Or is it ever thus: Fair is foul, and foul is fair.