I’ve been reading Flash Fiction Online for a while now (not like some magazines), and I’m always impressed by the breadth and variety of stories that they have.

Well. This week they outdid themselves, with one of the most moving and beautiful stories I’ve ever read in their venue, and already a contender for my favorite story of the year. I read lots of good stories. Sometime I think I even write a good story. But this was a great story.

Read Golden Pepper by Jay Lake.