Bedlam

2019 FlashBack Fiction Microfiction Competition: Moon First Place Bedlam by Jo Withers I sit rigid, body taut as wooden chair. Physicians unleash freezing water against flesh, hoping to exorcise hysteria. They blame the moon, say its phases corrupt menstrual cycles.…

Three Minutes Before St Mary’s Chimed The Quarter Hour

2019 FlashBack Fiction Microfiction Competition: Moon Highly Commended Three Minutes Before St Mary’s Chimed The Quarter Hour by Marissa Hoffmann Father blamed the moon’s blink—three days past apogee—for the westerly raging-bull-wind that butted their Dundee train. Bella had been following…