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Flash Fiction chosen by David Borrowdale of Micro Bookends
This flash won Litro’s China flash fiction contest, so it’s not surprising that it has a strong sense of place. That difficult moment of meeting your partner’s family for the first time, with the added complication of language and cultural differences, is captured beautifully.
An obvious choice perhaps, coming from the pen of a prolific writer of short stories and flash, but it really doesn’t get much better than this. Excellent characterization and a satisfying, surprising ending that doesn’t spill over into the ridiculous, as some flash does.
Humour can be difficult to do well. This does it perfectly.
Second person narrative can be difficult to write (and read). Throw in past, present and future tense and it could all go horribly wrong. This goes delightfully right.