Moonshot: new flash fiction... "flown anyway, too early, too late, with no chance at all"
Wow - this is breathtaking. Desperate and aching and alive at the same time. Stellar work.
I love it. Reminiscent of Mark Danielewski's meter in "Only Revolutions", except McCollough actually tells a story.
This is beautiful. The sound of the words adds as much as the images -- the words have a life of their own like Billy has a life of his own.
My response is Wow! Just like Stephanie, who described it so well. I totally agree with what she said. You're breathless with suspense from beginning to end, and then the end is tragic.Yet it's triumphant too. Amazing!
I didn't want this to be over. Not because of the ending, even that was beautiful. I just didn't want to come to the end of those lines and fragments that were filled with such delicious consonance. SO GOOD! This is why people write. This is why people read.
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