A Dance in Silence
The girl in gold drifts, her hands outstretched. Her body floats amid shards of fine china, pressed white napkins, and the passengers — now corpses — of the U.C.S.G Luxitor. The chandeliers cast flickering light over the girl’s silent dance.
She moves without a partner.
I really enjoy nontraditional narrative stories. List stories like A. Merc Rustad’s “How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps” are particularly inspiring to me.
“Gold Dress, No Eyes“–published today in Flash Fiction Online–is definitely a nontraditional narrative. It’s a puzzle of a story. FFO’s Editor-in-Chief, Suzanne Vincent, called it “a chilling but lovely science fiction story” and described it better than I could:
This is a story told in the aftermath, in the flotsam and jetsam of deep space. A woman in a gold dress, an open purse, a luxury cruise ship, the Titanic of the stars.
So I hope you’ll take a look at the story. Let me know what you think if you do!