August Flash Fiction: The Women of Auckland by Kirby Wright

The Women of Auckland

Kirby Wright

The women form a meditation circle behind a window overlooking Maori Bay. Clouds battleship gray. There is the aroma of baking bread. A kettle whistles. After scones and tea, they use Archetype Cards to break the ice. One speaks as Mediator. Another as Storyteller. A woman without children confesses a soft spot for turtles. A new grandmother detests her soninlaw. A divorcee fled London to escape memories of her ex. There are tears and laughter. A rescue dog in the foyer flops in a patch of sun and howls.

Kirby Wright was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu and the University of California at San Diego. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.