Writing has been central to my identity since I was a little girl. I stapled together pieces of paper and produced books that I shared with family and friends. As I grew up, writing fiction became a way for me to express myself fully and proudly, a way for me to take control in a world that limited women and girls. I discovered flash fiction in high school, and loved the idea of being as creative as possible in very little space. The form and the subject align in these two short stories, both about how women experience the world in a limited way and both restricted to only a few hundred words, serving as an apt metaphor for the female experience of society.