The Letter at Uncle Phil’s Funeral in 2016

Please take a short time to read this new short story from Ed, in America.
If you like the fiction that I post, then I have no doubt that you will enjoy this one too.


Good Morning Ted and Jody:

Happy Thanksgiving.  Also, give my best and Thanksgiving greeting to Bobby and anyone else you are harboring on your sojourn to Tennessee.  Jody, does the fact you are at Bobby’s mean you get out of cooking?

A friend of mine writes short fiction pieces that have an O. Henry quality to them.  He posts them on his blog from time to time.  The other day one of his followers called his fiction “flash fiction.”  I guess the genesis of that is the story is over in a flash?  Or, they are too long for “Nano-fiction.”  Regardless, he does a very good job of writing these short pieces.  He has suggested that I try my hand.  So I sat down yesterday afternoon when I was supposed to be cleaning an area of the kitchen to bottle wine and wrote one.  I enclose it (Actually in email…

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8 thoughts on “The Letter at Uncle Phil’s Funeral in 2016

  1. I’d never heard of flash fiction before your recent piece, “Waiting for the Number 4,” posted on November 22nd.

    I found a Wikipedia article on it:
    Flash fiction is an umbrella term used to describe any fictional work of extreme brevity,including the Six-Word Story, 140-character stories, also known as twitterature, the dribble (50 words), the drabble (100 words), and sudden fiction (750 words).

    I guess “The Letter at Uncle Phil’s Funeral in 2016” would qualify as flash fiction, subcategory “sudden fiction.”


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