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Flash Fiction chosen by Mark Dennis Anderson.
“Evolving” by Jess Mize via Saturday Night Reader
In general, good horror is hard to come by. Then again, I consider myself a newbie to the sub-genre of flash horror; I’m sure there’s a lot out there I have yet to discover. This little flash of horror works for me; it’s grounded in concrete, detailed action, provides just the right amount of context, and left me tingling and grossed out.
This is perhaps one of the most exquisite pieces of flash I’ve encountered. Considering its eloquent mixture of earthly and mythical elements, I am reminded of Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Tony Morrison.
Like my experience with flash horror, I am new to reading flash fantasy. As perfectly executed in this example, I find that grounded, descriptive scenes that show me the world the author has created, interspersed with contextual details, works best.
This is one of those stories that I sense is perfect for flash and flash alone; any longer, and it would lose its charm.