Welcome to our ongoing Flash Fiction Sunday Edition.
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Flash Fiction chosen by Jim Landwehr
A touching short fiction piece about the loving tolerance an elderly couple has for each other. I see glimpses of my own marriage in the references about hearing aids and choosing not to bother with the small stuff.
I came across this one randomly and the artwork by Walter Jack Savage, a favorite artist of mine, drew me in. Then, three diverse short spins on death referenced by Stam sealed it. A perfect blend of art and story to describe death.
A short piece that I liked more each time I read it. It gets in the head of grade school boys and tells a tragic story using childhood toys. The toys speak where the child can’t go with words.
I love the desperation of this story. The small-town itch to get out mixed with the desperation of finding someone you love. Love comes together romantically in a hearse ride. Perfect.