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Flash Fiction: The History of All Things

Hello blog-o-sphere,

It’s been a long while since I’ve contributed to this writer’s blog, so hello again! The kind folks at Apocrypha & Abstractions published this weird little flash fiction of mine among some great writers in their August issue and I’ve just gotten around to posting it.

“We belong to the history of all things,” he said and then he put down the hammer, the grooves in the steel deep and narrow, a clockwork of concentric rings spiraling to the black tooth, how we marveled at the craft, the magic of it, so effortless with fire tongs and burning blade in such old wise hands, we the blood refugees of a forgotten time, we the slaves of the shadow glass, nameless orphans in the iron belly of the great machine…”

Read More at:
http://apocryphaandabstractions.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/the-history-of-all-things-by-d-a-wright/

Cool online magazine of all things flash, definitely worth checking out.

Happy Fall!

Douglas A. Wright

addendum: please note my restraint for not posting a picture of a gourd here… it’s incredibly tempting after writing ‘Happy Fall’ as anyone who’s ever written phrase out loud, online, saying it sing-song in their head can tell you… after seeing the bright orange and fire red and crisp golden leaves loft and tumble every day from the old elm trees outside my new apartment in beautiful brownstone Brooklyn. It’s getting colder and the beast of winter is almost upon us. Prepare, brave New Englanders. Ah, autumn… so terribly maudlin. 

Screw it. Here’s a basket of gourds: