Flash-fiction Friday: ‘Small Flames’


My most recent attempt at the Press 53 53-word story contest:

Mort watched the overdressed couple. The man cooked beside the lake and served a candlelight dinner. Later, the couple disrobed and swam in the muddy water. Mort crept to the piles of clothes. He took the woman’s slip and worshipped it with sniffs. Leaving, he loosened the propane line on the man’s stove.

Read the actual winner here.

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