Photo by mana5280 from Unsplash Autor:Catalina Florina Florescu Lengua original:ingl\u00e9s Lengua lectura:ingl\u00e9s Lee:Andreea Helen David Escucha "Tale EN14: The Alpha-Bet-Josh. A flash story by Catalina Florina Florescu." en Spreaker. The Alpha-Bet-Josh, a \u201cflash story\u201d by Catalina Florina Florescu, is a 641-word striking piece of prose that leaves no one indifferent. The unexpected turn of the plot follows the principle of communicating vessels, since the very first reply foretells the denouement, but forgetful readers (like myself) focus on family relationships, affective deficiency disorder, and planetary concerns. The title, in itself premonitory, not phonetically far from the Spanish plural \u201calfabetos\u201d with a wink to Borges\u2019s Aleph, gives us the dimension of this boy\u2019s tragedy, which is in fact the tragedy of all today\u2019s sons and daughters, who cannot solve the problems of the world (hunger, pollution, curiosity not as the basis of scientific search, but as the result of over-informatized societies). A Greta Thunberg complex erodes Josh, just as the Aleph torments all those who catch a glimpse of it ever after.