I think I’ve mentioned before how a unique premise is essential to draw a reader in, and this particular story definitely has that. But, it also has vivid setting and beautiful language and some of the best description and verb use I’ve seen in flash fiction.
In the interest of full disclosure, the author of this week’s selection is also my current teacher in the Short Fiction workshop I’m participating in through Gotham Writing School. And she’s just as fantastic as a teacher as she is a writer. (And I don’t think she reads this blog, so this honestly isn’t me attempting to suck up.)