Sleepers and Ties by Gail Kirkpatrick

Grieving Museum curator Margaret returns to her childhood home to leave behind her sister Shirley’s ashes and attend the final reading of her will. Unbeknownst to Margaret, Shirley has left her eight million dollars and a letter asking Margaret to return to its former glory an abandoned railway line–a fanciful notion, everyone tells her, with no real legal binding.

Miramichi Flash Showcase: December 2022

Showcasing stellar #flashfiction: “Hurricane Girl” by Andrea Disario Marcusa, “Grinding Teeth” by Louella Lester, “Dept. of Imagination” by Phebe Jewell, “Irma Likes Her Blessing Elaine Likes Her Humpty” by Paul Beckman, “Memories of a Gun” by Diane Payne, “Transients” by Dave Alcock, “A Piece of Pencil Lead” by Niles Reddick, and “Hollows” by Tommy Dean.