Beware the flash fiction product placement conspiracy. They’re trying to win the hearts and minds of the short attention-spanned. We must stop them. We must not be fooled by brand name non-sequiturs. Budweiser with clam juice may sound like innocent nonsense but it’s real. They sell it at Safeway and this week it’s on sale. Who knows what horrors lay in the pretentious prose of the famous unknown? Unscrupulous marketeers ramming hands up literary asses. Puppet pens scripting weird texts with hidden agendas read by hipsters who’ll never realize why they think it’s OK to pay five dollars for coffee.