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The Definitive Flash: 50 Shades of Flash, Day 3

Fifty Words on Fifty Def­i­n­i­tions of Flash

(def­i­n­i­tions from Dictionary.com)

      3.   a very brief moment; instant: I’ll be back in a flash.

In life, the “in a flash” always ends up being longer than promised. In writ­ing, flash keeps its promise of brevi­ty and instance. It’s back before you have time to miss it, unlike the lover whom you’re wait­ing for, still, as the movie begins and jujubes stick to your enam­el.


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