Sutures #Short Prose #Flash Fiction


“Oh, the four of you at that time!

Like the confluence of four deep, unsettled seas tied together into a magnificent enormous drape of spume; feelings suturing earth and sky like stitches suturing wounds; small fragments of fiction scribbled on paper; books of poetry resonating in the dark like cords of mandolins under the fingers of rejected lovers; fragile withered roses kept forever like relics in a church; the smell of fresh painted canvases mixed with that of salt water.

Any relation with the outside world severed.

That was the reality born out of your fantasy, Clara.”

I was in tears

“Angelo, I know of no other reality but my fantasy.”


Excerpt from the manuscript “Glass Lovers”


58 thoughts on “Sutures #Short Prose #Flash Fiction

    1. Thank you so much, Ash! I am so glad you liked it! Is it cold in The True North strong and free?

  1. Good afternoon (I think). G, it has been a while since you graced us with an excerpt. Wonderful. As always. I believe that is only the way you can write.

    That last curious line (reality/fantasy) leaves us craving so much more (like a decadent dessert after a perfect dinner) .

    1. Good afternoon, Drew. I think 🙂 No, I’m not where you are 🙂

      Thank you for being so sweet. Your wonderful words fill my heart with joy.

      “I believe that is only the way you can write.” Oh, I can surprise, Drew. However, not now 🙂

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend and make it fabulous!

      1. Drew, I don’t go to the grocery store with lists 🙂 Well, sure .. one day.. LOL

        Take care! Be happy!

      2. “perfect” Nobody has ever used this word to describe me. LOL.

        Need an aspirin? 🙂

    1. Ah, my dear, you made the stars shine brighter in my little world.

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am really humbled by your comment.

      Love and blessing to you, sweetheart!

  2. Yay! More from Glass Lovers. With so many beautiful images strung together in so artful a fashion, this could just as easily be a prose poem as a flash fiction. I love that poetry with associated music in this piece; it speaks to the rhythmic, lyrical quality of the genre so nicely.

    1. Hey David. Happy to hear from you 🙂

      Thank you so much for your comment. I am stunned by its beauty and humbled by your generosity.

      I will never make it like Borges, but …

      Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
      Have a lovely weekend!

      1. David, I just so your new post in the reader. Can’t wait to read it when I get home 😊

    1. Did I explain the difference between the two? I do not know, my dear. Anyway, thank you so much for reading and for your comment 🙂


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