Flash Fiction–Paradox


On a day when divorce was distinctly possible, she threw up, went to work, then to her son’s baseball game. For one moment, breeze, sun, voices combined and something utterly inexplicable occurred: she felt purely and completely happy.

by Louise Kantro
Modesto Branch, CA


  1. Paradox. What a perfect title for a flash which addresses that phenomenon we all experience at one point or another in our lives when the stresses of everyday life transform into something unexpected
    and magical without ever undercutting the very challenging dimensions that confront us within the arbitrary parameters of reality in the day-to-day.

  2. Dayle Herstik says

    Out with the old, in with the new. Realization of new beginnings, all is 100 words.

    • Dayle Herstik says

      Moderation by whom? This was a really good piece.

      • Hi, Dayle,
        Comments are held until the web editor (that’s me, Treanor Baring) can approve them. It’s a safety feature. I approve everything “real.” We have a spam filter, but still some spam gets through, and also, some folks out there in cyberspace just don’t know how to behave. Luckily, I’ve only had to reject one or two really nasty comments in the 6 years I’ve been doing this. Thanks for your patience!!–Treanor Baring

  3. This gave me the sense of an extended haiku. Lovely.

  4. marlene klotz says

    Congrats! Right to the point. A thoroughly human description of
    af a woman with stuff going on in her life. It’s really good.