Category Archives: flash fiction

Textile Trauma

The two detectives paused, while a constable held up the police bunting for them to duck underneath. The little chequered octagons (‘those darling little octoidals are so this year’) hung limply in the airless glade, the heat oppressive. Detective constable … Continue reading

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The Trials And Tribulations Of Robinson Speke (Explorer) #writephoto #flashfiction

Robinson Speke stood, his legs akimbo, Baden-Powell shorts billowing in the strong breeze. He let the map case swing at his hips as he folded his arms and studied the signpost. After a minute, maybe two, he allowed himself a … Continue reading

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How To Toast A Crumpet

Colin had not felt this way for a long time, but then again it had been a while since he had drunk tea. Tea, he associated with Aunts. And Aunts with knitwear. And knitwear with cheek pinching. And Colin had … Continue reading

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Fire And Earth #carrotranch #creativewriting #loganandmorgan

‘Why the long face, Morgan?’ ‘It’s Mum.’ ‘Really? Is she ill?’ ‘She’s planning her funeral.’ ‘Some people do. Was she miserable?’ ‘Not at all. Quite energised.’ ‘That’s good.’ ‘Is it?’ ‘What did she say?’ ‘She wants to choose her music. … Continue reading

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Paddy O’Reilly And The Leprechaun’s Gift #stockpicturechallenge

Paddy thought exile would free his mind, but Norman was always the reminder. He eased the foot high piano-player from inside his guitar and they began to duet. A crowd gathered, astonished at the tiny virtuoso. As always one had … Continue reading

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Lost In Translation #carrotranch #prompt #flasfiction

‘You look smart, Morgan. In court?’ ‘Ha. I’m meeting a rather special person. Very influential. I hope he can help me.’ ‘How?’ ‘He understands how the system works, you know, all those back passages.’ ‘Corridors of power?’ ‘Exactly.’ ‘A sort … Continue reading

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The Control Of Poetry (All Forms) Regulations 2019 #writephoto #flashfiction

 The angels wings sussurated the glory and… ‘Hello? Excuse me.’ Jon Nobble frowned and looked away from his notebook. He’d just released the essence of his muse and he really did not need any sort of interruption to his flow. … Continue reading

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