Short story: “On Light”

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“On Light,” by Seth Fried

From the Tin House blog (read here)

863 words

An excellent tiny story.

I might have said this before, but mediocre-to-good flash fiction often seems to be formed from just a clever idea—a joke, more or less. Really interesting flash fiction, the kind that stays with you, seems to usually be made from a clever idea plus some insight or depth or sense of conviction beyond just a joke. Hard to define.