The word count in flash fiction is only a perceived limitation. It actually enhances the writer’s creativity. That’s the power of human mind.
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Calligraphy by Jesse Bradley
Your neighbor wonders: Where am I going? When his son comes looking for him, you point to the empty set of clothes at your doorstep, then up to the sky where new questions linger:
Can you hear me?
Is this it?
You stop looking up after the third day when you feel your wife’s hand disappear. She manages to contort what is left of her into cursive:
I’ll miss you.
You think about what your body will say when it’s your turn, but you’re not sure whether anyone would read it.
Question: Why was my story rejected?
A short answer: your story wasn’t rejected because it was bad, but because other stories were better.
A longer answer: your story wasn’t rejected because it was bad, but because other stories were better for this publication in this editor’s mind at this time.