An excerpt from the flash fiction story, “At First Blush,” by Peter Schireson (poetry, ’17) in Vestal Review:

 

 

“At First Blush”

At first, it’s a straightforward portrait, the subject viewed with detached scrutiny from the waist up. Adamantly upright posture, well-cut jacket, background in soft focus, all combine to give the portrait a photographic quality. Studied more closely, the image is less clear-cut. Viewed from one angle, the subject is a man, delicately traced in meditation. […continue reading here]

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