So It Is With Mothers by Gay Degani
5:20 PM | Author: Paul Mullin
So It Is With Mothers by Gay Degani

She hates the ruby ring he gave her, preferring her baubles set with garnets, her pianos upright, her meals in the company of TV crime. She ignores messages from her ambitious Wall Street son complaining of insomnia, but in the midnight dark, she remembers their trailer park days, and calls.

Gay Degani's stories can be read at Metazen, LITnIMAGE, Night Train, and Corium among other venues. Nominated for a Pushcart, she edits EDF’s Flash Fiction Chronicles, blogs at Words in Place, and works as a staff editor at SmokeLong Quarterly.
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On 8/29/11, 10:48 AM , Unknown said...

This paints such a vivid picture. Layered tension.

On 8/29/11, 7:03 PM , Kyle Hemmings said...

Wonderful details that build towards a great ending. Very nice.

On 8/29/11, 7:46 PM , Anonymous said...

Fine work, Gay! Congratulations!!

On 8/29/11, 8:21 PM , susan tepper said...

Vivid and stirring in so few words.

On 8/31/11, 1:08 AM , Autumn said...

So much in so few words, the true definition of great flash. Good work!

On 8/28/16, 5:31 PM , Nancy's Missives said...

I'll be thinking about this all day. Very good!