Four stories I loved: August 30 – Sept. 5

These are four stories I loved reading.

Before The Original Sin by Mileva Anastasiadou in Flash Boulevard
“…in the old days people didn’t cover their mouths or noses, I didn’t believe you, I rolled my eyes to make sure you knew you couldn’t fool me…” Mileva plays with words like a cat, and weaves a beautiful/terrible future.

Cigarettes and Mint by Shelonda Montgomery in Akikiro
“Daddy lost his job, Momma got lupus, and the rent is due…” What runs like steel wire through this piece is the fierce love this family has for each other.

Swimming Pool Blues by Brian Koukol in Hippocampus
“I watched from my pediatric wheelchair as she plucked powdery purple jewels from the vines that hugged the redwood siding of the hillside home my grandpa had built when my dad was still a kid…” This story had me sitting on the couch literally gasping for breath.

Tussaud by Noa Covo in Flashback Fiction
“She grows up in a house of abandoned arms and legs…” I didn’t know a thing about Madame Tussaud beyond the wax museum before I read this piece. Noa Covo effortlessly brings her to life.

Join me next week, for four more fantastic stories.