Here are the winning stories from F-BOM’s Winter 2019 flash fiction contest, Across Time, judged by A.H. Wang.

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Saudade by S. A. Liabikhov

The fleeting scent of wet dirt took me home. I landed by a wicker basket, handpicked, of yet-unwashed mushrooms that sat with a freshly opened can of condensed milk. Sweet summer sunlight peered at me through the windows, curious and kind. I felt a familiar cheer. The soft air of August waltzed by as the honey haze of late afternoon sang its sorrows to me. Bittersweet melancholy blossomed; apprehension bloomed. Would this, too, dissolve into the golden realm of memory? Would home come again? In bursts long or short, I know it will. My summer sun would shine another day.  

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