Linda Petrucelli is an award-winning essayist and flash fiction writer whose minimalist style and lyricism distinguish her prose. Her story, “Figure Eight on the Waves,” won first place in the WOW! Women on Writing Fall 2018 Flash Fiction Contest. Her essay, “Countdown,” placed runner-up in the Santa Clara Review 2021 Flash Nonfiction Contest. Linda lives on the Big Island of Hawaii where she writes and shares a lanai with one husband and ten cats. Many of her tiny stories are posted here—