Mr. Anderson and I understand each other. One thing we agree on: his wife is wonderful.

“She kicks me out of bed these days,” he says. We laugh. “I really don’t blame her,” I say. We stand there looking at each other’s profiles, waiting for something to happen.

I sleep in their living room, listening to the confusing rain. Mr Anderson sleeps with four pillows. His blonde handlebar mustache glows in the dark. “Which part of dear Mr. Anderson do you like best?” I ask his wife. “Let’s each take one side, and pull, and see what breaks,” she says.



Meg Pokrass is the author of five flash fiction collections. Her work has been recently anthologized in two Norton Anthology Readers, Best Small Fictions, 2018 (guest-edited by Aimee Bender), and has appeared in 350 literary magazines both online and in print. She currently serves as Flash Challenge Editor at Mslexia Magazine, Festival Curator for Flash Fiction Festival, U.K. (Bristol), Co-Editor of Best Microfiction, 2019, and Founding/Managing Editor of New Flash Fiction Review.

Photo Credit: Beret Olsen


2 Responses to “Rain”

  1. No One says:

    I love the ending. ❤️

  2. David Derey says:

    Brilliant …

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