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This is no mythic opening to an essay. This is true:

I woke from a dream where I was on my knees in front of Best Small Fictions – whatever that means: on my knees. I was physically supplicant and simultaneously not there. Yet emotionally on my hands and knees. And Best Small Fictions did not look like this:

Best Small Fictions 2020

It looked like this:

I thought, “Are even my dreams trite?”

Anyway, I don’t think it takes Freud to figure out what’s going on, here.

By Alle C Hall, writer!

Alle C. Hall’s flash fiction placed as a finalist for The 2020 Lascaux Prize. Longer work appears most recently in Dale Peck’s Evergreen Review; as well as in Tupelo Quarterly, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Brevity (blog), and Another Chicago Magazine. Formerly an associate editor at Vestal Review, Alle's additional “wins” include: Best Small Fictions Nominee, Best of the Net nominee; First Place in The Richard Hugo House New Works Competition; and finalist or semi-finalist in the contests of: Boulevard Magazine, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Hippocampus, and Memoir Magazine.

Claim to fame: interviewed Leonard Nimoy. He was a bit of a pill; disappointing.

• Twitter: @allechall1
• Facebook: Alle C. Hall
• Alle blogs at About Childhood: Answers for Writers, Parents, and Former Children. (allehall.wordpress.com)

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