Tag: 2020-Flash-01

Grandpa

Grandpa

“Back then it was a village, not a city. I would hear the horses neigh and the racket of their hooves all night because they knew when bad weather was approaching. Hurricane Mitch was near, and the entire village hoped to be spared from its vandalism. That night when the eye of the hurricane was […]

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

I go to the swimming pool every day. Therapy’s too expensive. I go at five in the evening, when families have had enough and oldies get ready for bingo and funerals. It’s always empty. It’s an inside pool, a square of luminous blue water enclosed by tiled black walls. My alternate reality. I should do […]

Old Buddies

Old Buddies

If this virus taught me anything, it’s how to fill time. It’s not as though I was incapable of it before, just that I was a little out of practice. Twenty-five years at Manhattan’s top law firm will grant you plenty of perks, sure. But vacation time is not among them. And with every long […]

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

Annie’s six-year-old eyes brimmed with tears as she took her first reluctant step forward. The pressure, the stakes, the sheer magnitude of her surroundings threatened to consume her, like a monster with teeth ten times sharper than in any story she had heard before. Another step would put her in her worst nightmare – over […]

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