My flash fiction “What Precise Moment’ has been published in the September edition of Eclectic Flash. I have embedded the free digital version of the magazine below, set to open at the page on which my work appears. Click here to view the free digital version of the story.
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9 Responses to What Precise Moment – #fridayflash
What an incredible piece of writing! Yes, a mother may feel like a machine, dutifully tending to the needs of her family…
Kafka would be proud of you!
Legitimately got me to laugh on that first line. I love it. Thanks, Dan!
Very nice satire. I’m wondering whether her name Georgina samson is intentionally an echo of Kafka’s Gregor Samsa the human turned cockroach in “The Metamorphosis?”
@Marisa – Glad it struck a chord.
@ John – The opening line was the easiest to write, for obvious reasons. Glad it got a laugh.
@Marc – The name of the character is definitely intended as an echo of Kafka.
Hilarious and a sad metaphor all at the same time. Awesome story, Dan!
What a cracker, Dan! I can see why they gobbled this story up! 🙂 😉
Wow…I don’t usually use the word ‘powerful’ for flashes, but in this case I will. You’ve really nailed that air of mechanised drudgery that seems to charactise a modern life. Charlie Chaplin would be proud (please tell me you’ve seen Modern Times!)
I have, though it wasn’t something that influenced the story I can see the link.
The influence for this story was most definitely my own experience as a house husband. Some days you can’t help but feel like an appliance when busy providing clean clothes, meals and entertainment for your loved ones.
Great story, Dan. I wonder what you can dream up as a metaphor for the husband.
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