Five Micros

by Jeffrey Spahr-Summers


Your Grandmother was the Lone Gunman on the Grassy Knoll

“I realize this may come as a shock to you,” FBI Special Agent Oslo smiled, offering me a cigarette.


Playing God with my Mother

“Do you think it’s time to stop feeding him?” she asked.


The First Lie

“I hope we will be friends for life,” she said sweetly one day.


Attila on the Couch

“Your feelings of rage are symptoms of having an overbearing mother,” said the doctor, seconds before his head bounced across the floor.


Breaking News

NASA finds a flower.


Jeffrey Spahr-Summers is a poet, photographer and sometimes publisher living in Boulder, Colorado. He has written poetry for over 45 years but is new to flash fiction.


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I can imagine my late Grandmother actually shooting from the grassy knoll.


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