Category Archives: microfiction

In Which A Possessed Can Of Beans Explodes, Contributing To The Gaiety Of Nations #microcosms

Timothy whistled. Not much of a tune and no real power but a definite whistle. Lori Perchance opened the Health & Safety box extracting the Rod and the Staff and headed for the shortbread tin. She caught a glimpse of … Continue reading

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On The Edge Of A Raindrop

I don’t promote many books but this is by the consummate writer of flash fiction, Sarah Brentyn. If you don’t know Sarah’s work but enjoy quality flash and micro fiction, go buy it, or rather get it as it’s free … Continue reading

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In Its Shadow #microcosms #flashfiction

Flies, by the score. That was what stopped him; a dark midden hanging in the air, staining his view. Officer Barnes switched off the engine. He waited until the last bit of chilled air lost its battle with the sun … Continue reading

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Hartley and Mrs Scroop: A Marrow Made In Heaven #microcosms #shortfiction

Vicar/pastor, rural parish, crime The Reverend Hartley Scroop bent slowly and stroked his marrow. ‘Come on beauty. Just give me a little more.’ Over the fence his neighbour listened to the blandishments with scorn. Rupert Penfold had won best marrow … Continue reading

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From Nose Job To No Job #microcosms #flashfiction

Orthopaedic Vet, Port, Memoir Tristram Pentacost put down his pen. Finished. He could retire now. Not that he wanted to, not with his reputation trashed. He’d tried his best to save the world from the horrors of its reality, yet … Continue reading

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Toothsome #microcosms #shortfiction

Microcosms is a prompt and a challenge. This week it was to use the  three elements bell and write a story in under 300 words Vampire : wedding : horror ‘Dolores, I didn’t recognise you. You look wonderful.’ ‘We’ve been … Continue reading

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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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