“A Holiday Invasion Trilogy” is exactly what it says: a collection of flash fiction stories about invasions during the holiday season. These are true flash fiction pieces; the whole trilogy is less than 900 words. The stories appear in the Holiday Hell issue of Black Heart Magazine, released December 23, 2017.
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And here are the first two lines of each of the trilogy pieces:
Hostess Gifts: A shower of identical snowflakes dusts the windows, signaling the attack. Poinsettias throughout North America rustle leaves in a strange sort of fan dance.
How Tradition Lost Its Tang: Patrick, Colinda’s great nephew, slides an unearthly pile of mulberry-colored goo onto the table beside the stuffing. “It’s yogurt with açai berry, so much healthier than cranberry.”
Unwrapped: Frosted pastel and bold red-and-green wrapping papers mosaic the floor beneath Leah’s impeccably decorated tree. Anxiety latches onto her at the extremities.
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Enjoy “A Holiday Invasion Trilogy” next time you need a break from family togetherness.