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Plasticising Your Problems #microcosms

Waxworks can be creepy places at night, but Rodney enjoyed the solitude. When management arranged a Halloween sleepover for pre-teens, the high-pitched screams and youthful urine nearly made him resign.   Wandering the corridors, Rodney imagined conversations with Queens and … Continue reading

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When A Friend Angles For A Companion, Beware You Might Get Hooked #flashfiction #carrotranch

Charli Mills prompt this week is all about fishing April 26, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a fish tale. It can be about fishing from any angle, about those who fish, or what might be caught. … Continue reading

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Fade To Opaque #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto this week is ‘Are you sure this is the best one?’ ‘The light was good and I thought the composition…’ ‘Yes, yes. That’s true. But…’ ‘The sand was firm, the rocks just the right shade of dull…’ … Continue reading

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A Career Of Highs And Lows #microcosms #flashfiction

Sergio Pontus took his job as hangman seriously though he preferred ‘final dispatcher’ as his sobriquet. His own knot, known as the ‘Sergio Slip’ earned plaudits for being easy to make, comfortable to wear with minimal abrasions and quick to … Continue reading

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Blink And You’ll Miss It #flashfiction #carrotranch

This week’s Charli Mills’ prompt is March 29, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about fingers that fly. Think about the different ways we use our fingers and what happens when we add speed. … Continue reading

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A Spot On The Horizon #writephoto #flashfiction

Sue Vincent’s last #writephoto prompt is The fog had filled the valley bottom for weeks. Local people spoke of how their great grandparents remembered a time when a cruel cold miasma covered the land; when it was said the gods … Continue reading

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Superman versus the Wall #microcosms #flashfiction

‘You have to push harder, Superman.’ It was his coach’s refrain. He was trying. Only… ‘Do you want to be a credit to the Party?’ That was the issue wasn’t it? How can you run for a concept? For yourself, … Continue reading

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