Category Archives: flash fiction

Inspector Counterweight And The Percussive Goblin #flash!friday #flashfiction

Inspector Turmeric Counterweight lifted the tape. ‘What we got, Blossom?’ Constable Pretty Blossom shifted uncomfortably, the hazmat suit chaffing places usually reserved for members of his Lodge. Two similarly clothed figures held up jars, full, it seemed of writhing flames. … Continue reading

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Lip- Snacking Good #flashfiction #carrotranch

The boys are taking a break on their hunt for the mythic Carrot Ranch and reminisce… ‘Morgan, stop.’ ‘I’m only eating crisps.’ ‘It’s,like being in an aural hailstorm. Close your mouth.’ ‘Oh, soz. I thought you wanted to ban snacking. … Continue reading

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Blind To Tragedy #flashfiction #prompt

They all saw the dog. Black, shaggy, watchful. The suit said he couldn’t have known, not his fault. I think he blames the student for bumping into the guy. She’d have been watching the dog, too. At least the dude’s … Continue reading

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Station To Station #carrotranch #flashfiction

‘Let’s have some music, Logan.’ ‘There’s nothing worthwhile.’ ‘That’s ridiculous. American has more stations than All India railways.’ ‘But they’re vacuous. Not like Radio Three on the Beeb.’ ‘You mean pretentious presenters widdling on about Bach’s innovative use of the … Continue reading

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The Lake of Life #flash!friday #creativewriting

‘Gerald, will you shush.’ ‘I can’t believe…’ The tattooed bruiser who had terrified Gerald when collecting them at the airport made a slicing motion, not across his throat, but somewhere more sensitive. ‘Did you see that? He wants to cut … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None #shortfiction #dreampiece

‘Three, two, one…’ Millie mouthed the countdown to her colleague, Peter. On cue the lights rose and the manufactured and manicured applause rippled around the audience. Eight candidates, all male, all white and with faces primped and plasticised to deny … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late To Die Young

Harry smiled as Melissa perched the daisy crown on his head. She pushed a grey wisp from his scalp. ‘These things used to stay put when you had hair.’ A clash of metal on metal made him start. The Assassin’s … Continue reading

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Tragedy #flashfiction

A sombre piece triggered by an item in the news last week… The gendarmerie were first on the scene. Soft insistent voices, urging her to hang on. Hang on? To what? Why? ‘What’s your name. Mademoiselle? Can you hear me.’ … Continue reading

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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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