by Santino Prinzi
Cloudless. I look up and hold each twinkle between my thumb and forefinger. For a moment I feel their burning prickle my skin but I could never embrace their warmth. I snuff them out one by one. They are extinguished, dead. Now the sky is dreamless too.
Santino Prinzi is an undergraduate student at Bath Spa University studying English Literature with Creative Writing. His flash fiction has been published both online and in print, including the 2014 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology Eating My Words, the 2015 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology Landmarks, FlashFlood Journal, Short Story Sunday, and others. Check him out at www.tinoprinzi.wordpress.com. Accompanying photo by Shanthanu Bhardwaj