Monday, July 18, 2022

Reader's Diary #2033 - Drew Payne: Late One Night in September

In Drew Payne's flash fiction "Late One Night in September" we're introduced to a young man who's steeled himself to finally come out to his mother. The tension, the stress is palpable, and we root for him. There are hints at the struggle that's gotten him here, and we know his mother is religious. 

I wish I could say it had a happy ending, but the phone call to his mom goes even worse than he anticipated. It's crushing.

But as a story, it's very evocative with rich characterization. 

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