Countdown by John Kenyon

by Barb Goffman

Published in the e-zine Thrillers, Killers ‘n’ Chillers in April 2011


This story is told backward in ten scenes, starting at the end with a man about to confess a secret to his sweetheart. As the scenes progress, you see how they met and came together and learn the secret he’s held from her.

This story is a finalist for this year’s Derringer Award in the flash-fiction category.