I was excited to wake up to the news that The Drabble published my story “The Turn” today. Then I was doubly happy when I saw the great image they paired with it.
She couldn’t help but blame herself for “the turn”: the inevitable moment when everything that was going right went wrong; when everything wrong became her fault; when the most recent person she dared call friend plunged the knife in her back. She felt stupid every time: stupid for opening her heart; stupid for letting herself forget; stupid for letting the walls she meticulously rebuilt deliquesce.
Bio: Maria L. Berg’s flash fiction has appeared in Five on the Fifth, Waking Writer and Fictional Pairings.