Category Archives: flash fiction

Jobs For The Boys And Bats #writephoto #flashfiction

‘Mr Acula, can I….?’ ‘Doctor…’ ‘Sorry?’ ‘It’s Doctor Acula.’ ‘Oh? Right. Doctor of what?’ ‘Does it matter?’ ‘No I suppose not. I’m just curious…’ ‘Haematology.’ ‘Oh, so why…?’ ‘Why have I applied for this job?’ ‘Well, yes. I understand the … Continue reading

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Sink Or Swim, The Choice Is Written In The Stars #writephoto #flashfiction

Claude Bobbin’s lucky break came, he realised looking back, on one gruesomely chilly June Thursday in year five. His class were on a field trip to Westwitheral and as part of the ‘fun’ the whole year group were to be … Continue reading

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Kingdoms, Koalas and all that #carrotranch #morganandlogan

‘They’re updating Shakespeare’s Richard III. He’s no longer the baddy.’ ‘A modern setting?’ ‘I suppose.’ ‘Somewhere with unspeakably awful politicians?’ ‘Australia?’ ‘They’re just called silly names like flymo. No, the US. You’ve warring houses, a King who’s pretty bloody awful…’ … Continue reading

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Jay Hubbell #carrotranch #microhistory

Jay Hubbell was famous: congressman, judge, mining advocate. He was well-liked, a considerate family man and generous benefactor. But Jay carried a terrible secret. His beard was possessed by a malignant spirt, Orifice the Odiferous who would release odours so … Continue reading

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Smile And The World Wonders If It Is Just Wind #writephoto #fairylandtales

Worple the Cherubic rocked back and forth on the river bank, his eyes fixed on the ancient Entry Arch. Any time now, he told himself, and he’d be entering the Realm as the King’s Grin. Ever since he popped out … Continue reading

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Yes Mr Speaker #flashfiction #humour

Martin Clarke stood in the Speaker’s private office and admired himself in the mirror. He shouldn’t be here, he knew but the open door spoke of temptation. One day soon, he promised himself as he adjusted the ermine collared cloak, … Continue reading

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Imagine If Godot Was In Catering #carrotranch #flashfiction

‘I’ve a new job. Well almost.’ ‘Great. As what?’ ‘I haven’t got it yet. But I had a test. Depends if I pass.’ ‘As what?’ ‘I might not want it, you know it might not suit me.’ ‘Morgan, what’s the … Continue reading

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