‘The Baby Carrier Built for Men: FAQs for Commando™’ by Derek Andersen

This is a flash fiction, a story under 1000 words crafted as a FAQ for a baby carrier. It juxtaposes a seemingly innocent harmless object with wartime violence, and the memories of invasion in Iraq. I don’t want to say too much. Within a few sparse sentences it leaves a lasting impact.

First published in Catapult Magazine on Jun 17, 2022, and available to read here