Flash Fiction Fridays: Winter Strikes

Posted by KAREN WOJCIK BERNER


Welcome to the first Flash Fiction Fridays of 2012. Here is a poignant piece by Brittany Pedersen.


The Loss
By Brittany Pedersen


Mitchell set his wrinkled hand on the kitchen counter. He studied the mica top, searching in the counter's design for his purpose. Why did he go to the kitchen? His frown deepened, revealing worry lines etched on his brow. For an instant, he forgot completely where he was and who he was. Scared, he shifted his aging body to the dining table and sat down. A tear formed and escaped down his cheek as he realized something. He was more afraid of slowly forgetting everything and everyone than he was of death.




Brittany Pedersen currently resides in the Portland Metro area. She recently graduated from PSU, but is taking a year off before beginning the publishing program at Portland State. To learn more about Brittany, visit her blog.

Comments

angel011 said…
That's a nice little gem of a story.
Patricia Sands said…
Excellent. Thank you for this.
Agreed and I love the image.
Rena J. Traxel said…
Nicely done! Who drew the picture?
Rena, it is a Van Gogh. I thought it suited the story nicely.
Liminal Fiction said…
Powerful flash, I enjoyed it.
Jayne said…
A lot of emotion packed into a little story. Well done, Brittany.

Happy New Year, Karen! :)
R. Doug Wicker said…
All that packed into one paragraph containing just eight sentences. Absolutely amazing.
R. Doug Wicker said…
Oh, and, Van Gogh? One of my all-time favorite artists, right up there with Salvador Dali and the French Impressionists.

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