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For those of you unfamiliar with flash fiction, it is the short version of the short story. It is also the specialty of Every Day Fiction, a site that delivers daily short fiction to your mailbox (you can also read stories online). Here is an excerpt from a fantastic story recently published by EDF called Temptation Drive-Thru by Greg Likins:
I pulled up to the window. The girl leaned out, twisting her necklace around a fingernail studded with stick-on gems. I paid, and when she returned my change, that fingernail lingered in my palm. It felt like a condiment packet scratching my skin, and instinctively I squeezed it. She didn’t seem to mind.
Read the entire short story here or visit the author’s website.
I am a Justin Hyde fan. He writes killer poetry and strange stories. Here is an excerpt from one of the latter, called It Pays to Eat at McDonald’s:
“They were standing in front of the pop dispenser. Shooting it into their cupped hands and slurping it up. Was it Coke? Dr. Pepper? I can’t tell you because I couldn’t see through the adipose tissue and dual thickets of dirty brown hair. I could only hear the slurping, clicking of the mechanism and that torqued chortle native to ultra obese children.
I stood behind them, waiting patiently with my tray and empty cup.”
Read the entire story at the above link or visit the online magazine, Unlikely 2.0, where the story is published.