Flash Fiction: Very Short Stories - The Widow through the Parents Summary & Analysis

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The Widow through the Parents Summary

The Widow

A seventy-year-old woman is being interviewed by a writer or researcher. She speaks of losing her husband without warning. After he is gone, she realizes how much space she has and how she is not pushed or pulled in one direction or another by someone else's space. She no longer has someone around to tell her she is crazy for weeding the garden at four in the morning while singing to herself. The writer appreciates her time with the widow. Her words will give comfort to others who are alone.

What Happened During the Ice Storm

An ice storm is freezing everything. Animals are led inside the barn and frozen branches are breaking off trees. Dozens of pheasants are huddled in the storm, their eyes frozen shut. They are blinded and do not know how vulnerable they...

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