Flash Fiction

The Reunion

I last saw Sophie at our school formal twenty years ago. She’d oozed with self-satisfied smugness, was voted ‘most likely to succeed’.

She sits opposite me; a creased shirt, lined face and a tan line on her finger.

‘What makes you the best candidate for this role?’ I ask.

© Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (4 September 2019)

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  • Christine
    5 September 2019 at 6:10 am

    The details you use – the creased shirt, the mark on her finger – really worked to show how Sophie’s situation had changed. The fact that the narrator *noticed* them tells us a lot about the narrator.

    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      5 September 2019 at 6:19 am

      I’m glad the bit about the narrator got through – I wasn’t sure if I captured it well enough to show she isn’t perfect either and might be holding on to a grudge even after all this time. Thanks for your valuable feedback!

  • Kalpana solsi
    5 September 2019 at 1:11 pm

    The most likely to succeed candidate did not live up to the reputation that was thrust upon her.

  • Shalzmojo
    5 September 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Loved the narrations Sanch – such a simple fact about how life works its ups and downs and what it does to us. The interviewer’s thoughts on her appearance are spot on and make for an interesting read.
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  • Melony Boseley
    5 September 2019 at 8:12 pm

    There’s something about the way she asks her question that really drives home this lingering resentment. She may even have been nitpicking a little with the details she noticed. I love how flawed and real your characters feel, even in such a small space. Wonderful work. Sanch! <3

  • northie
    6 September 2019 at 5:27 am

    Oh, yes. How many of us would secretly admit to a wish to be the interviewer? The catalogue of Sophie’s flaws tells us a lot about both people.

  • Jen Mierisch
    6 September 2019 at 5:58 am

    I liked how this gave us a glimpse into two time periods and two characters all at once. Well done.
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  • Kim
    6 September 2019 at 6:10 am

    I liked all the details that showed us both characters; I think I just wanted to know if Sophie recognized the narrator? Probably just me!