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Composing and publishing unique and innovative Flash Fiction is a beloved pastime for Christopher Deliso.
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The art of distilling a story into its essential structure, to weave in meaning while generating it by exclusion- these are the delights and challenges of this popular sub-genre. Visit these links for the best examples of Christopher Deliso’s Flash Fiction stories.
Some Flash Fiction stories by Christopher Deliso
“What Was Lost,” The Traveller’s Literary Supplicant (August 11, 2023)
-A fable, or para-memoir, apparently of British Lt. Col. and Amazon explorer Percy Fawcett, this misdirection of a tiny tale flows to the mystery of a still-unresolved mystery, merging times, narrative and the unknowable customs of the river’s occupants.
“The Stowaway,” The Traveller’s Literary Supplicant (April 23, 2023)
-At a San Francisco Irish pub constrained by the national crackdown on pinball, an unexpected guest shows up after President Roosevelt’s Executive Order against undesirable aliens… how will the pub’s customers negotiate a separate peace with the endlessly reliable Officer O’Brien when he arrives for his weekly illicit pint?
-A weighty obligation falls on the shoulders of a Greek Air Force pilot in Alexandroupoli, called in the middle of the night to pick up his errant brother and return stolen property. But what to make of his brother’s extraordinary story, and advice? A short but powerful meditation on the human condition and possible futures.
-A combination of memoir, flash, philosophy and allusion, this tale of old Ireland and a plush dog touches deep in precious few words.