Category Archives: flash fiction

Nursery Crimes #writephoto #flashfiction

‘This way, sarge. I’ve grabbed you an SOC suit.’ DS Jerome Kernel looked up at the sodden moor and down at his suede shoes. ‘Why is it always here?’ ‘Rural Yorkshire, sarge. Killers don’t tend to put bodies out for … Continue reading

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In Which A Mother Becomes Upset When Her Son Is Criticized #flash #microcosms

‘Mrs. Spindle? A moment?’ Celeste Spindle aka Suction-Woman jumped. She managed to catch her breath before she pulled the Headmistress, Magnificat Jameson aka Weave-Wonder, off her feet. ‘Sorry. Miles away.’ ‘It’s Horace. I felt we needed a word.’ Celeste’s second … Continue reading

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With The Going Out Of The Tide #writephoto #flashfiction

The old man stepped onto the rock, wobbling a little. The breeze tugged at his beard. He stretched his shoulders and breathed in deeply, taking a couple of uncertain steps forward. The water lapped at his feet ‘So what do … Continue reading

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Rodeo #1: Dialog

Over at the Carrot Ranch a competition has been launched. There are real cash prizes and no entry fee. Better still I’m the lead judge and I set the rules. MWAHAHAHA Go on, take a peek and join in. How … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name? Let’s Be Frank #microcosms #flashfiction

Frank felt rather than heard the foot stamps throbbing through the floor. The bar takings would be good for once. Good of them to come. Guilt mostly. And curiosity. He was their freak. Eardrums like teabags, more powder in his … Continue reading

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When Being A Drip Is A Cause For Celebration #writephoto #flashfiction

‘Where have you been?’ ‘Wow, I mean, WOW. All over. Really.’ ‘Stop splashing and tell me.’ ‘No, you first. I’m mean it’s been ages, hasn’t it? I really thought I’d lost you.’ ‘Me too.’ ‘So what happened? I thought you … Continue reading

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Flagging… #carrotranch #flashfiction

Quiz Night Is Always Educational ‘Greece?’ ‘Come on, Morgan. You’re the expert on flags. We need this. Blue stripes.’ ‘I don’t know, do I?’ ‘Funny, isn’t it? Each nation has a flag, all different yet we still get hung up … Continue reading

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