Thursday, June 29, 2023

The Last Word (a 50-word biography)

 The Last Word

Pregnant Paris doctor flees Nazis.

Landlady: Someday you speaking English. Then you being a lady.

Crossword puzzles become her English lessons.

Toronto medical school head: Stay home. Be a mother.

Accepted two years later.

"You actually passed. And your English is so good!"

"It should be. I memorized your textbook."


  1. I don't have a feel for flash fiction. I think your experienced poetry writing certainly helps.

    1. Thanks, Mirka. I'm still trying to get the hang of it. This was my mother-in-law's story.


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