Every Friday, we will post links to a collection of flash pieces written by our contributing Authors. They may be related to the same prompt, they may be randomly assembled, they will always be enjoyable.
This week, we have a collection of submissions to the FFC Spring 2008 Edition. There were several options available on the theme: Vernal (Spring) Equinox, Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter
The First Sign of Spring: After winter’s bitter gloom has leached the hope out of the land, everyone is desperate for the first sign of spring’s promise.
Illumination: Astrid performs a ritual to look into the future and finds an answer she did not expect. (Equinox)
Spring: Winter stayed late the year Tia Maria died, as though the mountains themselves mourned her passing, and the wind and sky also. They say she died without an heir and that the People will suffer, but I don’t believe them. I know better. Little Ana was born that frozen night when Tia Maria breathed her last. She came into this world as the old woman left it. My daughter Ana had an easy birth, I’m told by the other women, but I have nothing to compare it to. Ana was my first birth, and she was stillborn.
Easter Eve: A mother reflects as she prepares for Easter morning.