Flash Fiction Online July 2016

Flash Fiction Online July AS WOMEN maternal instinct runs deep in some of us I say some of us because like any human trait its presence or absence can vary to a great degree I suppose it could be said that variation from th

  • Title: Flash Fiction Online July 2016
  • Author: Suzanne W. Vincent Star Spider Chloe N. Clark Lora Gray Caroline M. Yoachim Jason S. Ridler Dario Bijelac
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • AS WOMEN, maternal instinct runs deep in some of us I say some of us because, like any human trait, its presence or absence can vary to a great degree I suppose it could be said that variation from the norm is the norm I had no maternal instinct as a child and young adult I hated dolls, didn t like playing house, I was a Sandlot kind of girl, hanging with the boys inAS WOMEN, maternal instinct runs deep in some of us I say some of us because, like any human trait, its presence or absence can vary to a great degree I suppose it could be said that variation from the norm is the norm I had no maternal instinct as a child and young adult I hated dolls, didn t like playing house, I was a Sandlot kind of girl, hanging with the boys instead of babysitting, ripping the knees out of countless pairs of pants, hair a wild tangle, likely to have dirt than makeup on my face But then one day in 1992 someone put a baby in my arms Not any baby MY baby And, Boom There it was A sudden and sweet and nurturing love and protectiveness Mama Bear was born It surprised no one than me For what it s worth, I m still likely to have dirt than makeup on my face.This month s stories all rely strongly on some aspect or another of maternal instinct First up, Green on the Inside by Star Spider a haunting little piece of magical realism and a mother s regret.Next, from Lora Gray, Nuclear Daughter, in which the strain of post nuclear devastation and the strength of the maternal instinct meet.Chloe Clark s So This is a powerful literary story of longing and loss and healing Lastly, our recycled story of the month, Birthday Child, by FFO multi published author, Caroline M Yoachim, a fascinating look at a near future world of infertility and pre fab babies Plus a new FXXK WRITING article by Jason S Ridler.

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