In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. And God said, “Let there be love!” And there appeared before him a vast spread of playing cards. And God said to the archangel Azrael, “What is this?” And Azrael replied, “Your greatness, this is the game of Memory.” And God said to the angel, “How do we play?” And the angel explained the rules of Memory. And God turned over the first card and saw Adam. And he turned over another card and saw Eve, and they were a match. And God was pleased….
Finalist in the Same’s flash fiction contest, originally published in Issue 14.1.
Ja’el is the matriarch of an ancient Canaanite tribe living near the location of a historic battle between General Sisera, who commands a battallion made up of 900 iron chariots, and (though not mentioned in this particular slice of flash fiction) the biblical Israelites. When Sisera abandons his soldiers to save himself, Ja’el is in a position to take action, but her tribe has a peace treaty with Sisera’s king.
Silver Needle Press’s weekly fiction contest winner, June 18th, 2018
Two Below is a piece of flash fiction written from the perspective of someone working on the Titanic.
First published in Coffin Bell Issue #1 vol. 3
*New!* “Pride” a poem in apt Literary Activism.
A poem about LGBT Pride – it’s not all glitter and unicorns…