There’s something about March in the northern hemisphere. Something bleak, something hopeful, something decidedly cold and warm, wet and dry, all at once.
To give a fictional face to that contradiction, I’ve chosen Dave Tallerman’s “For Life,” a tale of a man coping with grief and a grieving father, and Alisa Alering’s “Keith Crust’s Lucky Number,” a quirky story in which a numbers-obsessed guitarist finds more than he bargained for at the local pawn shop.
For our Classic Flash, we reach back to Alice Dunbar-Nelson for a lovely melodramatic bit of Victoriana called “Violets.”
Might be appropriate for Spring/Easter, though it is somewhat gloomy.