Flash Fiction from Spanish Author Daniel Gascon – with translation

El sindrome Chejov has a short review and story excerpt from Daniel Gascon’s new book, La vida cotidiana (Every Day Life). I have translated the short piece below and I encourage you to go to the site to read about the author and the Spanish original if you like the piece.

I turned on the recorder and asked my first question. Before answering he took out a tobacco pouch.
—The doctor told me not to smoke—he explained while he lit the cigarette—. But since he died I don’t feel obligated to obey him.