This week, all week, jmww journal is publishing a special issue: all flash nonfiction, all week. Titled “In the Pocket,” pieces 350 words of fewer have been running as of last Friday. New pieces post every day, through this coming Friday.
By way of a preview, please follow along as Walburga Appleseed wrestles with a question that continues to plague this nation, down to the individual.
What It Is by Walburga Appleseed
“It’s just a blob,” says the counselor on the other end of the line. “Just a blob of cells. It doesn’t even have a heartbeat yet.”
She is trying to be helpful and kind, and I want to believe her, but the thing that invited itself into my womb is not a blob. It is a universe.
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- Boys in the Snow by Samantha Claire Updegrave
- Coronach by Linda Kempe
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