Show Business examines the ridiculous nature of the language that we use when talking about mental illness in a powerful way. Mariya Deykute’s voice is both extremely strong and darkly comic, certain to make you laugh and question our reality more than once. This is exactly what flash fiction should be.
Contrasting natural beauty with depression, Emily Claire Utley’s An Apple a Day beautifully depicts the stains we feel our illnesses leave on our lives and the lives of those we love. There is no resolution to be found here; simply an unflinching snapshot of two lives in ruins.