If ever it seems to you that this blog is just a place for me to tout the superlative skills of one LiAnn Yim, that’s because the lady is on fire these days. Her flash piece “Security” appeared recently in First Stop Fiction:
The soldiers who came for us had their orders in the form of stamped papers out in their hands. They let us read them over. Take as long as you like, they said. The soldiers were trained to stand still for hours and walk for hours and they were doing the first part very well in our kitchen. Our home was too small for them to form any sort of phalanx or regimented line, so they had to stand in an islanded knot, between the table and the oven and the sink.
Seriously, this the sort of story I want my stories to be when they grow up.