Category Archives: flash fiction

Life In the Old Cliche #carrotranch #loganandmorgan

We’re back at the Carrot Ranch and being prompted to think about cliches. I wonder what the boys will make of that…. ‘Well?’ ‘I think there’s some light at the end of the tunnel.’ ‘British Airways are now digging a … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life Of A Celestial Being

Archangel Gervais tugged back the drape with a flourish. ‘Your portal to undreamt realms.’ Not his best, he admitted to himself but work was work. ‘It’s a bit sparse.’ Celia Triangle shuffled her bosoms dismissively. Gervais sniffed. They’d said she … Continue reading

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Between the devil… #flashfiction #flashfriday

‘What have we got, Dickens?’ ‘Bit of a dust up between the locals, sir. The blonde woman and the chap in the diving suit.’ ‘Can’t you get her to cover up? Drawing a bit of a crowd.’ ‘Not really, sir. … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For #flashfiction #flashfriday #humour

Be Careful What You Wish For Terrance stopped, breathless. ‘You’re not going to wet yourself, are you?” Of course Susan grinned, disarming any passive aggressive overtones. He’d ignore her. ‘It’s unique.’ ‘When were termites unique?’ ‘These mounds…’ ‘Yeah, yeah.’ She … Continue reading

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Avocado, A Conundrum #flashfiction #carrotranch #morganandlogan

In addressing this week’s #carrotranch prompt, I have sequestered a story which is possibly apocryphal involving a well known UK politican, Peter Mandleson… November 12 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story includes avocado toast. … Continue reading

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The Blue Door #blogbattle #shortfiction

Was it really just a week ago? Time seems to have come loose, it’s lost its shape, its coherence. I recall the start. That much is easy. I can recall the exact time, too. Six am, by St Stephen’s clock; … Continue reading

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Danse Macarbe #flashfiction

The consultant’s words soared like the opening sequence of her acclaimed Nutcracker, ‘We removed the tumour, but…’A but, from an optimist!‘Molly?’Her smile sank gracefully to his stage, part of his chorus. ‘How long?’He misunderstood. ‘I’d say a year.’‘To dance?’The space … Continue reading

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‘Here we are.’ ‘Are you sure this is a new motel. It feels the same.’ ‘There’s no ashtray.’ ‘Small mercies. I’m losing track of time.’ ‘You’ve never cared about time.’ ‘Very Einstein, Morgan. What’s that even mean?’ ‘You’re never on … Continue reading

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Mr Dunk Saves The Day #carrotranch #loganandmorgandoamerica #flashfiction

‘Logan, there’s a pool. Let’s go swim.’ ‘No thanks. I’ll catch forty winks.’ ‘Come on!’ ‘I’ll go for a walk later.’ ‘This is America. No one walks.’ ‘I’m not swimming.’ ‘I’ve a spare cozzie.’ ‘I’m not wearing your clothes.’ ‘Come … Continue reading

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At Home With The Dollmakers #flash!friday #flashfiction

Roland Dollmaker hit the gas tap. ‘Bloody thing,’ he dropped the lighter and kicked it across the floor. ‘Reality TV sucks.’ ‘It pays, sweetness.’ Puella Dollmaker marked Bring It On as a possible for the 4.30 at Kempton. ‘You wanted … Continue reading

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