As a great blue heron unsheathes its wings,

by Christian Chase Garner

Honorable Mention – Flash 405, April 2023: “Flight”



the heavens sigh, grey
and forever—like an ash-
tray, a sepulcher



Judge’s Comments:
In so few words, this tiny piece paints such a strong image. It’s both haunting and majestic.

Christian Chase Garner (he/him) is a writer and exceptionally amateur baker from Northwest Arkansas. His work has appeared in 3Elements Review, Blood Tree Literature, Stirring, Book of Matches, and Sleet Magazine, among others

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Photo Credit: William Foley