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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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Up Close And Personal #prompt #shortfiction

Willow Willers has sent me another eye pic as a prompt. This is the picture And this what followed. When you’ve finished reading head over to Willow’s blog and rummage around; I know you’ll enjoy yourself. Until today, Naomi Flutterbung … Continue reading

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Redecoration #flashfiction #prompt

My dear blogging friend Hugh, to be found here, and if you don’t read his blog, do so forthwith, sent me a WhatsApp and in the exchange I said I was repainting the utility. ‘Use it as a prompt for … Continue reading

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Where? There! #flash #flash!friday

He’s in every photo. Crowds, anyway. The boy with the sad eyes. Ever since… well, you know. Even John looks for him now. It hurt, at the start when he said he was ‘just some student’ but even he couldn’t … Continue reading

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Inspector Counterweight And The Percussive Goblin #flash!friday #flashfiction

Inspector Turmeric Counterweight lifted the tape. ‘What we got, Blossom?’ Constable Pretty Blossom shifted uncomfortably, the hazmat suit chaffing places usually reserved for members of his Lodge. Two similarly clothed figures held up jars, full, it seemed of writhing flames. … Continue reading

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Jobs For The Boys And Bats #writephoto #flashfiction

‘Mr Acula, can I….?’ ‘Doctor…’ ‘Sorry?’ ‘It’s Doctor Acula.’ ‘Oh? Right. Doctor of what?’ ‘Does it matter?’ ‘No I suppose not. I’m just curious…’ ‘Haematology.’ ‘Oh, so why…?’ ‘Why have I applied for this job?’ ‘Well, yes. I understand the … Continue reading

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The Bionicist #shortfiction #wordlesswednesday(not)

The Bionicist Eldrich Pomeroy steepled his fingers and released a silent curse. Fortunately for Hildegard Tilt, even now struggling into the seat opposite from the wheelchair, he had had the presence of mind to attach his recently updated ‘permanently caring’ … 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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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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The Unfortunate Outcome Of Gender Neutrality In Algorithm Design #writingprompt #speculativefiction

The group of white coated technicians grouped round the plinth. The leader – his status obvious to any outsider by the fact he had the biggest laminated badge around his neck and that his hands were buried in his pockets … Continue reading

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