You watch Casablanca and crave powerful, everlasting, cursed love.
Here are five flash fiction writers we recommended reading and why:
She had a boyfriend in New York City, she said.
In the Seventies everyone had home slide-shows.
She was one of those people that truly believed the world could change.
How one thing can erase a lifetime of wait.
The boy’s breadth of knowledge concerns his father. The child’s obsessions, his tape-recorder memory.
Everyone working knows Hugo is older than thirty, that he was in prison for drugs, that during his interview the green-haired day-shift manager (drunk) thought Hugo’s faded GOD=LOVE knuckle tattoos read GOB-LIN!
But what, after all, explained Fiddler on the Roof’s supernatural longevity?
One thing I love about flash is that it lends itself to experimental forms—you can get away with doing bizarre things if a story is very short.