Category Archives: flash fiction

And The Joke Is On…. #flashfiction #humour

Crawford focused on the message to distract him from the swell. ‘Two bodies, males. One poisoned, the other to be determined. Both look suspicious. Going to be a real laugh.’ He sighed. Meldrew was a pain, as if suspicious deaths … Continue reading

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Free The Magic #blogbattle #creativewriting

Roland Colander had a problem. He had overcome many in his life to date, but this one looked likely to be the mother of all buggerations. He read the edict again and sighed. If this was true, his life’s work … Continue reading

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Light And Dark #carrotranch #morganandlogan #flashfiction

‘What are you doing, Morgan?’ ‘Hiding.’ ‘My bad. I…’ ‘Did you say, “my bad”?’ ‘Sorry. Why are you hiding?’ ‘I was at the store…’ ‘Shop?’ ‘We’re in America. This guy asked the cashier if he had small arms. I said … Continue reading

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The Front #shortstory #flashfiction

Maisie gasped for air and wondered why the young woman was in the mask. ‘Is it the doodlebug,’ she wondered but she was so tired and breathing hurt. She should ask. Maybe it was gas. Papa said they’d use gas. … Continue reading

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Bench Life #carrotranch

Trees don’t count in hours but in rings. Colin had fifty-two rings and had watched the bench for twenty. Tears and flowers at the start but the old woman stopped coming. Lovers, amateur artists, lost souls and found hearts. So … Continue reading

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Life As We Know It

Another story from the upcoming collection of Life Sentences… ‘Hello?’ ‘Hello?’ ‘You need to open the door.’ ‘Door?’ ‘Can you see it?’ ‘Yes, But…’ ‘Pull it open and I’ll explain.’ ‘But who… why? My dog. Where’s Bonkers?’ ‘Please, just open … Continue reading

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The Curious Buttocks Of Norris Skiffle

I’ve started pulling together another collection of short fiction from what I wrote on my blog in 2018 to follow on from Life In A Flash and Life In A Conversation. This will be provisionally called Life Sentences and the … Continue reading

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The Barriers To Love #carrotranch

Dorinda knew falling for someone rendered inert by illness made no sense. She sat and learned about his unremarkable life, loving him for it. Talking and singing, she attended his needs. She couldn’t explain her curious infatuation but it fulfilled … Continue reading

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Resetting To Zero #storytime

Amber Trent sits in her chair and focuses on the garden. The wind of earlier has died away and the birds, sated on seeds are elsewhere. All is still and silent. Amber Trent doesn’t move. She is replete, pain free … Continue reading

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Day Eight #storytime

Day Eight Terry Godd sat slumped and looked mournfully at the cheery man opposite. ‘And?’ Dr Pattison Abraham tapped his fingertips together nervously. ‘You need rest.’ ‘Rest? I can’t rest. I’ve got to finish this commission or…’ Terry gasped as … Continue reading

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