Short story: “Bang”

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“Bang,” by Lisa Teasley

Appeared in Black Clock, issue 21, spring/summer 2016

A little under 4 pages; 2,077 words

This is the final issue of Black Clock, so all the pieces are titled “Whimper” or “Bang” or variations on the theme, and they’re all about apocalypses or deaths or endings. It’s a pretty sweet conceit but it tends to deemphasize the individuality of each story, and this one feels like it could have gotten its own title and its own ending that might not fit the Procrustean cot.