Miramichi Flash ‘Showcase’: January 2021

Here is TMR’s latest flash fiction showcase at “Miramichi Flash” – Enjoy!

“THE COULEE SONG” BY BRETTON LONEY

Early morning’s soft light washes over prairie stretched tight as a drum skin eastward to the horizon as Mark lifts himself out of the truck.

The menacing buzz of mosquitoes, the insistent spit of irrigation sprinklers and the drone of an engine pumping water break the morning’s silence.

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“CAR TAG KIDS” BY JENNIFER TODHUNTER

After every funeral, we play car tag. Lift keys from our front hallways, still dressed in black skirts and skinny ties, pair into the driver and passenger seats of our parent’s cars, some of us holding memorial handouts, some of us a little drunk from the flask passed around the funeral home bathroom.  We snake …

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“CANADA” BY STEVEN JOHN

You collected me from the jetty in the small logging town. I’d been waiting in a striptease bar, the lumberjack customers more interested in their beers and televised ice-hockey than the girls. I’d seen your boat from a mile out, cutting a quick white swathe through the lake. During the ride back into the forest …

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