Slawka G. Scarso

Short stories, poems and the odd travel note // Racconti, poesie, e qualche appunto di viaggio

Stay as Long as You Need

Flash, Published fiction

Stay as Long as You Need

I wrote “Stay as Long as You Need” during Retreat West’s Friday Flashing, and I must thank Gaynor for the prompt. I also would like to thank my friends Denise, Eleonora, Fiona, Noémi, and Suzanne for their feedback, and last but not least Adrienne from CLOVES Literary, for giving it a home.

“From outside, it looks like any ordinary shop, with the products neatly organized. The prams are in one corner, because they are bulkier, and the cots, too; there are tiny baby blankets you can’t resist touching, and blue-and-green pajamas printed with dinosaurs and stars, and rubbery toys, and bibs and nappies…”

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