My flash fiction “The Librarian” (just a hair under the 250 word count requirement) is posted on Writer Unboxed’s 7 Sizzling Sundays of Flash Fiction. Please check it out and vote for it.
The story behind the story: The story started with the required picture inspiration, and though I wanted to write a story, I wasn’t sure what to do! I don’t do stories about kids. So I spent the afternoon at National Harbor trying to figure out what I was going to write on. I kept going to the first funeral I went to for my aunt — probably because my grandmother just died and that funeral came up in a discussion with my father. Neither one of us wanted to remember Arva in a coffin — we wanted it to be the way she always was to us. I also realized I didn’t want to do a story that was set in a house because everyone else will do that. Then I thought library, and then librarian. And the story came to me complete. I wrote it and did a second draft in 30 minutes.