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The Only Singleton

Prompted Flash Fiction (exhaust fan set screw, rat, Gary, Indiana)

The inside of a steel mill looking all dramatic. The Only Singleton by Jim Latham | Photo by Peter Herrmann on Unsplash
The Only Singleton by Jim Latham | Photo by Peter Herrmann on Unsplash

He’d had a name once, but nobody ever used it, so by the time he left the rose bush and the field behind, he no longer knew it. He’d been born alone, the only singleton in the colony’s memory. Some said he was cursed, and even those that didn’t go that far grew uncomfortable in his presence. Laughter died whenever he…

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Jim Latham

Jim Latham

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