Flash Fiction: Very Short Stories Topics for Discussion

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In "Pumpkins" what kind of vehicle does the woman who dies in an accident run into? What is the other young woman concerned about when she hears about the accident? What does the accident remind the therapist of?

In the "Public Denial," what kind of business did the man's grandfather want to open in his hometown? What did the old man do to prove what a good car the Toyota was? What does the grandson want the public to know about his grandfather's death?

In "Snow," why does Yolanda sit near the nun's desk at school? What is Yolanda afraid of after moving to New York City? What does Yolanda mistake snow for? How does the nun calm Yolanda's nerves?

In "Blackberries," why does the woman not want to eat the blackberries her husband picked? What plant does the husband suggest they pick and fry in butter...

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