The title of this post is the fourth tale in The Dark, Dark House, a flash fiction collection by Lynette Ferreira. I’m choosing to tell you about “The Beginning of a Life Misunderstood” because it is one of the three stories that stayed with me after I was done reading.
Arrabelle Smith, the protagonist of the brief tale, is a woman deeply set on her ways. Her beliefs when it comes to gender and “religious nuts” are questionable. What takes place in this glimpse puts Arrabelle in a very interesting position, and left me wondering, What happens next?
Definitely, a thought-provoking read.
Favorite Quote: “Silly thoughts rush through my mind. I wonder why an ambulance is white and a hearse is black? Why do brides wear white and people at funerals wear black? How did this all come about?
I decided the next time, I, Arrabelle Smith, will go to a funeral, I will be wearing phsycadellic pink, luminous green and shimmering yellow.”
Price: free on the Kindle Store (I don’t know until when).