The question is, where she put them. One of three places. Unless they’re lost. She prefers misplaced. Calls her son again. No answer. Misplaced glasses. Misplaced self, in this new place, where her furniture is too big, and no one remembers anyone’s name. Is her memory appointment today? She has five calendars. Because she likes cats, her son told an Aide. She’s written down lunch dates but can’t place names. Touching her hair, she feels the glasses atop her head. Oh. Her mother misplaced such things. Her father? How does one misplace memory? How does one misplace life? She calls her son again.
is the author of five books, among them Nova Nights (Nomadic Press, 2021), Edible Grace (KYSO Flash Press, 2019), and Soundings & Fathoms (Finishing Line Press). His latest collection, Translated From the Original: one-inch punch fiction, was published by Nomadic Press in December 2022.
His stories have appeared in many journals such as Bull, Carve, Flash Frontier, Flashback Fiction, great weather for Media, KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Riddled with Arrows, The Ekphrastic Review, and Exposition Review, where he was twice a Flash 405 winner. His work has recently received a Publisher’s Choice Award and an Editor’s Choice Award, and has been nominated for Best of The Net.
Guy’s writing apprenticeship began in a goat herder’s shack during a civil war in Guatemala. He now lives on a houseboat with his wife and salty cat, and walks the planks daily.
Author’s website: https://www.guybiederman.com/
Author’s blog: This Day Afloat: Reflections of Life on the Water
⚡ Quite, a prose poem by Biederman which was the winner of the “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge in MacQueen’s Quinterly (Issue 11, January 2022); to hear him read this piece, see Recordings at his website.
⚡ Edible Grace: An e-Collection of 12 Micro-Prose in KYSO Flash (Issue 12, Summer 2019); click on Next Page at bottom left of each piece to access the next one.
Edible Grace is also available in print and offers bonus content, including six additional micro-prose and five more photographs by the author, plus a pen-and-ink drawing by Tula Biederman.