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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)

What are you doing with that piece of mirror, Ria?!!!!

I am trying to get the light to fall on this lesson, mom.

Huh! Why would you want to do that, child?

The teacher said we had to go home and reflect on what we read in class today.

Okay.  If anyone feels like throwing something at me after reading this, you are welcome, but once the thought came, I had no choice but to simply write it down and post. In my defense, as a fresh young teacher some three dozen years or so back, I had the experience of teaching a class of 15-16 year old girls who had me confounded. I found out they did not know the meaning of the most basic of English words and yet their text book (Economics) was available only in English. Teaching them sure was an uphill task for me and also led to some funny experiences. Of course, the protagonist of this tale is so much more younger than were my students back in the 80s. 😉

© Shail Mohan 2019

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