Short story: “Facial Deficits”

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“Facial Deficits,” by Joanne Merriam

Originally appeared in print issue 6 of PANK; reprinted here on on June 6, 2012

1,178 words

This is a neat piece of flash fiction. The reveal at the end doesn’t feel forced or overdone, I think because the sadness of this couple and the silences between them have already been established so well.