Bella Jiang

United States

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Bella Jiang (United States) published:

Fancy a Drink

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020

Father drank them both to sleep. Morning was a gift until she became tainted with mid-afternoon trips to the distillery. Villagers clawed at the splintered backdoor, stringy-haired women trampling over copper stains and cemented vomit to auction their bodies for a mere swig. Mother with paper-thin skin nearly dropped her bundled baby onto the cobblestone as she indulged in her wailing flask. A farmer solemnly buried Brother into a roadside grave, a knotted mess of purple. And overlooking everyone in...

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