The flash fiction story I found is called "The Hole He Left Behind" It's very short, but it left a big impact on me. You really seem to know the main character. You feel her isolation and sadness. I THINK it's about a mother who loses a child, but I imagine it could be read in a number of ways. Also, from what I read the author is American. The little bio on him below the story says he lives in Pennsylvania. Hope you like it!