Everything you need to understand or teach Flash Fiction by James Thomas (professor).
A number of stories in "Flash Fiction" have themes that focus on youth or the recapturing of one's youth. In "Stones," the writer likes to watch the stones on the desert. The young stones like to move about which worries their elders, especially as the youngsters edge their way to the water. The old stones like to stay put in the warm desert floor and consider all movement as dangerous.
In "Roseville," a man recalls how he meets his love in an antique store. She is holding a blue Roseville vase. When he bumps into her, he sends her flying into a large cabinet of breakables. When she stands up, the Roseville vase is the only unbroken item in the store. On their 50th anniversary, he thinks back to the Roseville piece and how it represents their love and the purity of their youth.
In "Gold Coast," a man... View more of the Flash Fiction: Very Short Stories Summary
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