Category Archives: flash fiction

Leaving Home, The Alternate Version #prompt #shortstory

‘Thank goodness. Home at last.’ Dresden Ontime slumped back in the driver’s seat and clicked his neck. ‘I need a cup of tea, a plate of cheese and a bath.’ ‘Haribo is asleep at last. Is your back up to … Continue reading

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History Repeats #writephoto

‘She’s there, just by the shore.’ Sarah glanced nervously at Martine, hoping for some response. Any response. ‘How far?’ Sarah sighed. Martine was like the others. ‘About 200 yards, at two o’clock. She’s staring out to sea.’ Of course she … Continue reading

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Fairyland: Planning For The Future

Can I bring the meeting to order?’ The Lord Chamberlain, Rodney Putupon straightened his papers and cast a jaundiced eye around the table. No one met his gaze. They wouldn’t, of course. The ordure, when it hit the air conditioning, … Continue reading

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It’ll Be A Blast, Mr. President #writephoto

‘It’ll Be A Blast, Mr President.’ ‘Yes, Mr. President, we’re sure you’ll like this one. It plays to all your particular preju… policies as well as achieving the Ultimate Goal.’ ‘The UG? You sure, Rumpled? You know what happens when … Continue reading

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Taking Ice With A Pinch Of Salt

‘Ice with it?’ ‘My dad said that was sacrilege.’ ‘He liked his scotch warm?’ ‘He didn’t like scotch. He just didn’t like others having it with ice. He was a G&T man.’ ‘No ice?’ ‘Always ice and a slice.’ ‘Bit … Continue reading

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Competition Is Its Own Life Blood

Lentilah Blossom stood at her door and checked her watch. One minute past the hour. Where was the old bat? Just winding me up, she thought. She’s the one who’s moaning if I’m even a fraction late. Well, just you … Continue reading

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Love In A Hot Kitchen #writephoto

The members of Pollop on the Nadge’s Woman’s Institute would have come up with the following adjectives to describe themselves, if prompted with either: discrete flattery; or the opportunity to view the lightly oiled pectoral muscles of Jem Hayrick, the … Continue reading

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