I just discovered Ann Beattie’s “Snow,”–available on the net (click the word “snow”)–an amazingly powerful and impossibly tiny, almost a-prose-poem story.
For some reason, I can’t call it flash. It’s two and a half pages long and extraordinary in every way. Read it; you will love it.
Also read Louise Erdrich’s “The Shawl.” A story that is as good as “Snow.”
Wow, what a fabulous day of reading!