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He sits with Phineas at night on an unlit porch. The darkness helps him understand his friend who only sees the world he remembers in dreams, the people he knew, his mother in the sunlight. But they are only dreams, a haunt of memory he shares to remind himself of his existence.
A Haunt of Memory
About the Author
Tara L. Masih is editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and The Chalk Circle (both ForeWord Books of the Year), author of Where the Dog Star Never Glows, and Series Editor of the Best Small Fictions. Her flash has been anthologized in Word of Mouth, Brevity & Echo, Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose, Flash Fiction Funny, and Stripped, and featured in Fiction Writer’s Review for National Short Story Month.