I am now holding in my hands a copy of Best American Flash Fiction of the 21st Century. It contains a reprint of my 365-word story Buddha’s Happy Family Jewels, which despite its short length is definitely my most widely-read story. Or maybe because of its length. 🙂
This anthology is printed in English, but with some Chinese introductory sections. It’s meant to be an ESL textbook for English students in China. So my story has two “questions for consideration” (for writing essays).
This is all very strange, and very cool. Also, in my follow-up to the story, I had to explain what “family jewels” are. Some teacher out there is going to have a lot of fun explaining this one.