Monday, January 10, 2022

Reader's Diary #2269 - Ellie Scott: Race

 Ellie Scott's flash fiction "Race" brought me back to my early childhood big time this morning with the brilliantly and accurately described scene of a young boy playing with his Matchbox cars and using that innocently dangerous imagination so many of us had at that age.

Fearing damage to her floor, the mother in the story tries to appeal to the boy's sense of empathy. The lesson however might work too well and the result is dark and hilarious. Just the way I like. 

No comments: