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Flash Fiction chosen by Mark Dennis Anderson.
“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 and original 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.
This flash piece is an excellent example of how just the right amount narration, dialog, and action can perfectly blend together to display a complex and dynamic family portrait featuring multiple characters that are both present and absent