Brilliant. That’s a high complement. But as an adjective? A tall order. Brillant Flash Fiction delivers in 1,000 or less. First lines capture me, or lose me. I was hooked on these:
She was drowning, and doing everything she knew she shouldn’t.
She opened her mouth and tried to swallow the sea.
from “The Sea in Her Ear” by Opal Palmer Adisa
He was never going to be so much the centre of attention as he was on that Saturday morning.
from “On La Concha Beach” by Maurice Cashell
The phone rang. Mama picked it up. Three minutes after ‘hello’ she was still listening.
from “Caníbales” by Linda Musita
Really, how can you not want to read the rest? You can. Here.