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Flash Fiction

Great Aunt Grace

Walking the path toward a greater understanding of the mystery

Author’s note: I originally wrote this story for a quarterly writing contest at, but alas, it did not win. The contest gives entrants a short prompt, and the imagination takes it from there. If you are unfamiliar with the site, check it out and read some of the



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Darren Richardson

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