Robert Menzimer

Straight to the Heart

For reasons perhaps best not to contemplate, flash fiction—complete stories told (or telegraphed) in just a few lines—is one of the fastest growing literary genres today. For our bi-annual writing contest issue, we asked local writers for their takes on the rapid-fire form.

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Winter weather in the Midwest is harsh, but the dependable pleasure of a favorite T.V. show and a father’s no-nonsense love bring comfort to a young boy.

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