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LaVerne has been working as a mental health counselor for twenty years. She’s also written eleven novels but of late has come to the genre of flash fiction, which she says she finds most comfortable.
“What an Exit!” resembles in a way Stephen Patrick’s “Once Set in Motion,” also in this issue. Patrick’s protagonist, Hamilton, is a monomaniac of sorts, constructing a fantastical domino cascade that has “doom” written all over it, plain to see to everyone but Hamilton himself.
“What an Exit!” has an unnamed protagonist, a space pilot who plans his own doom: he wants to go out in a blaze of glory and take something valuable with him. He’s too narcissistic to qualify as a kamikaze pilot or one of today’s suicide-bomber terrorists; he just wants to attend his own funeral and deliver his own eulogy.
LaVerne Zocco’s bio sketch can be found here.
Welcome to Bewildering Stories, LaVerne. We’re looking forward to the other flash fiction submissions from you that we have in process.
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