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Unhappy Endings: A collection of three flash fiction stories


  • Judy Penz Sheluk


  • Short Stories
  • Literary
  • Single Authors
  • Literature & Fiction
From the author of The Hanged Man's Noose and Live Free or Tri comes this collection of three flash fiction stories.
We like to believe that every story has a happy ending, but in life, as in these brief slice-of-life stories, that isn't always the case.
In Sylvia's World, narrator Sylvia considers her life with her husband, Phil.
In Cleopatra Slippers, a sixteen-year-old girl arrives home to discover her mother has tried to commit suicide.
In Emmaline, the shortest of the three flash fiction stories at 260 words, a teenager contemplates her life while faced with an unplanned pregnancy.
The first time published as a single collection, each flash fiction story was previously published in 2005 or 2006 in THEMA, a literary journal based in New Orleans, Louisiana.