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 Mark Dennis Anderson.
“Call to Arms” by Andrew Stancek via KYSO Flash
I was smitten with this story after the third sentence. What I didn’t realize, until finishing the first paragraph, was that this story is an emotionally tough, well-crafted example of the power of flash to not only entertain but enlighten and educate as well.
“Breakfast” by Eugenie Montague via Tin House
What I love about this story is the layering of convincing, detailed imagery, amidst obscure, surprising action and unexpected character development.
This piece works on multiple levels: It’s smart, humorous, disturbing, gross, and sad. It’s also refreshing to read a story about older characters whose sexuality, however dysfunctional in this case, isn’t outright dismissed or ignored.
Full of color, strangeness, and irony, this piece surprised me in the best ways.