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Nik Perring | Word Riot
Flash Fiction | November 15, 2009

Say My Name by Nik Perring

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He felt as though he was fading, felt as though there soon might not be enough of him to contain the beer he was sipping.

On his own, no-one to distract him, he thought about it—the fading—wondered where it had started.

He remembered an afternoon at school; he was six years old and as shy. He remembered how the class had been drawing. Remembered the bell and how they’d moved to put their chairs on the tables and grab their coats, how the teacher had said, ‘Excellent work, class,’ and