Category Archives: microfiction

Without a Bat, how do you have a Ball? #microcosms #flashfiction

This is my response to Microcosms 68, using character a dove place Gotham and genre crime ‘Peace? That’s a relative concept.’ Mayor Brown scratched his head. ‘How?’ Chief Blue was a man of few words. He couldn’t see why Brown was so off. Since the Bat … Continue reading

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Singing While Your Heart Breaks #microcosms #flashfiction

Pretty Melbourne was born on New Year’s day 1900 with a cleft lip. Her parents, Andersen and Susan hoped her name would compensate; they were wrong.  Pretty hid and her folks despaired. Anderson, tired before his time from years in … Continue reading

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Next to Godliness #janedoughtery # microfiction #flashfiction

Jane Doughtery’s prompt comes with this pciture Hands  Francesca Skylark spent her whole life fighting disease. As a girl she nursed her twin sister back to health through, first, scarlet fever and, later, measles. At 15 she watched helplessly as … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It #microfiction

 (this is an extract from Fairylands: their Rise and Fall by Gideon the Good (self-declared)) It’s natural for parents to want the best for their spawn. There you are, holding your slimy little successor and imagining what he/she will do … Continue reading

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Finding the Rock before the Hard Place #carrotranch #flashfiction

Another post from Charli with a prompt and a request for help with a friend who has been homeless. Do check out her post, here, and the link to help if you can. February 2, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no … Continue reading

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making the beast of it… #microfiction

Jane Dougherty hasn’t prompted us for a while but this is her latest, and frankly extraordinary picture prompt. The Beach Bum Horacio Stool felt his new job as beach attendant was a step up from burger flipper and, before that, … Continue reading

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In A Bit Of A Flap #writephoto #microfiction

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt this week is When Harold Lark passed beyond his mortal state he didn’t, in truth, give the ‘what next’ much mind. Mainly because he’d not expected to die while sitting watching TV. And if Harold had … Continue reading

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