Category Archives: creative writing

Be Careful What You Wish For #flashfiction #flashfriday #humour

Be Careful What You Wish For Terrance stopped, breathless. ‘You’re not going to wet yourself, are you?” Of course Susan grinned, disarming any passive aggressive overtones. He’d ignore her. ‘It’s unique.’ ‘When were termites unique?’ ‘These mounds…’ ‘Yeah, yeah.’ She … Continue reading

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Avocado, A Conundrum #flashfiction #carrotranch #morganandlogan

In addressing this week’s #carrotranch prompt, I have sequestered a story which is possibly apocryphal involving a well known UK politican, Peter Mandleson… November 12 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story includes avocado toast. … Continue reading

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The Blue Door #blogbattle #shortfiction

Was it really just a week ago? Time seems to have come loose, it’s lost its shape, its coherence. I recall the start. That much is easy. I can recall the exact time, too. Six am, by St Stephen’s clock; … Continue reading

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Danse Macarbe #flashfiction

The consultant’s words soared like the opening sequence of her acclaimed Nutcracker, ‘We removed the tumour, but…’A but, from an optimist!‘Molly?’Her smile sank gracefully to his stage, part of his chorus. ‘How long?’He misunderstood. ‘I’d say a year.’‘To dance?’The space … Continue reading

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‘Here we are.’ ‘Are you sure this is a new motel. It feels the same.’ ‘There’s no ashtray.’ ‘Small mercies. I’m losing track of time.’ ‘You’ve never cared about time.’ ‘Very Einstein, Morgan. What’s that even mean?’ ‘You’re never on … Continue reading

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Mr Dunk Saves The Day #carrotranch #loganandmorgandoamerica #flashfiction

‘Logan, there’s a pool. Let’s go swim.’ ‘No thanks. I’ll catch forty winks.’ ‘Come on!’ ‘I’ll go for a walk later.’ ‘This is America. No one walks.’ ‘I’m not swimming.’ ‘I’ve a spare cozzie.’ ‘I’m not wearing your clothes.’ ‘Come … Continue reading

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At Home With The Dollmakers #flash!friday #flashfiction

Roland Dollmaker hit the gas tap. ‘Bloody thing,’ he dropped the lighter and kicked it across the floor. ‘Reality TV sucks.’ ‘It pays, sweetness.’ Puella Dollmaker marked Bring It On as a possible for the 4.30 at Kempton. ‘You wanted … Continue reading

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Human Resources #flashfriday #prompt #flashfiction

This was written in response to this week’s flashfriday prompt Every spring Mrs Johnson waits for the appointment time and place. Always April. Always when the blossoms smear their colourful indifference over the landscape. Every message mocks her with the … Continue reading

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Why You Must Talk To The Trees #flashfiction #humour

Ponsford Aerosol hated being on the defensive and even less being threatened. He had been practicing as a lawyer for some forty years and in that time he’d acted for all varieties of the human diaspora, seventeen species of fish, … Continue reading

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Where? There! #flash #flash!friday

He’s in every photo. Crowds, anyway. The boy with the sad eyes. Ever since… well, you know. Even John looks for him now. It hurt, at the start when he said he was ‘just some student’ but even he couldn’t … Continue reading

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