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Flash Fiction: The Rosenstern Holiday Event by Mark Tulin


There was much drama surrounding the Rosenstern family last week, but precisely what it was about is still unclear. According to one family member, there’s going to be a big holiday event at an unspecified date and time, but the spokesperson was sworn to secrecy. The invite said that those people who agreed to come would be notified the last minute and promised that the party would enlighten everyone in attendance.

When asked about the specifics of the holiday event, a Rosenstern spokesperson said, “You’re going to be very surprised, if not shocked by the festive atmosphere. Please, come with an open mind so you won’t be disappointed.”

People who knew the Rosensterns were used to their mysterious nature in explaining such events. Even though most people were quite annoyed by the cryptic invite, they planned on attending anyway.


A more cryptic and less grammatically-correct version at Friday Flash Fiction.  



I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

2 comments on “Flash Fiction: The Rosenstern Holiday Event by Mark Tulin

  1. Nice work/play, Crow.
    Glad to have found you.

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