by T. M. Upchurch
Nanofiction, first published at Nanoism (under a pen name), later read out on Wiltshire radio.
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Nice little scary sad thing. Reminds me of Graham Swift's Waterland.
I bet this could even turn into something else, too. A lifetime of stories in this opening.
Good to read your work again here- Half-full people like myself will definitely connect with the piece's dark side. Nothing wasted.
Thanks Michelle and Sam, for your very kind comments.
Amazing micro. Flat out amazing. Best I've read since Joe Young's work.
just about perfect *
Hehe. Little kick in the pants, there.
These verbs kill. *
It's the almost which gives me the shivers. Peace *
Well done *
This reminds me of Hemingway's 6-word marvel:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Thank you for the kind comments; it's lovely to be here.