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The Lake of Life #flash!friday #creativewriting

‘Gerald, will you shush.’ ‘I can’t believe…’ The tattooed bruiser who had terrified Gerald when collecting them at the airport made a slicing motion, not across his throat, but somewhere more sensitive. ‘Did you see that? He wants to cut … Continue reading

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Winding Up #carrotranch #loganandmorgandoamerica

‘You’re not going out, Logan!’ ‘Why not? Just a light breeze.’ ‘It’s a hurricane. Did you see that trash can fly by?’ ‘A tr… oh the rubbish bin. Rather flimsy.’ ‘You think British bins are better?’ ‘No, it’s just they … Continue reading

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Colour Co-ordination #writephoto #creativewriting

Ripple Hunk held his mouth in the perfect wrinkle free pout as Susan (personal depilator) yanked at the final wax strip. Sharon (creamologist) began to moisturise his newly defollicled pecs while Shaznay (vanity promoter) bubbled around seeking the perfect angle … Continue reading

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A Constitutional #blogbattle #shortfiction

Geraldine Stipend was grateful for the struggles undertaken by her ancestors that enabled her to enjoy the rights and privileges that, today, people took for granted. She determined to teach her children that they should be prepared to make sacrifices, … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None #shortfiction #dreampiece

‘Three, two, one…’ Millie mouthed the countdown to her colleague, Peter. On cue the lights rose and the manufactured and manicured applause rippled around the audience. Eight candidates, all male, all white and with faces primped and plasticised to deny … Continue reading

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The Great Mysterio #writephoto #creativewriting

Michael Pondnoddle whistled. ‘Blow me, I never thought…’ He lost his thread as his children disappeared inside the arcade, squealing at the flashing lights and buzzing noises. ‘What’s up, Mikey?’ Coleen watched the children disappear as she spoke. She set … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth To Power #shortfiction #humour

Martin Clarke stood in the Speaker’s private office and admired himself in the mirror. He shouldn’t be here, he knew but the open door spoke of temptation. One day soon, he promised himself as he adjusted the ermine collared cloak, … Continue reading

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For Love #writephoto

Professor Herman Lollop shut his eyes. The chair of the Institute had a voice that others would spend a fortune to convert into a sleep treatment, he decided. He put a finger on his ear. At least it looked like … Continue reading

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Flying Pizza #carrotranch #creativewriting

‘I tried to talk to that rock woman again, but she just got in the lake and swam away.’ ‘She swam in that?’ ‘She could be a mermaid.’ ‘More like a nice maiden. Or it could be a version of … Continue reading

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Conversational Gambits #carrotranch #creativewriting #loganandmorgandoamerica

‘These rocks are incredible…’ ‘That woman’s talking to them.’ ‘They were made from molten lava…’ ‘Do you think she’s dangerous?’ ‘Are you listening, Morgan?’ ‘Aunt Maisie talked to her knitting. She’s bonkers.’ ‘Forget the knitting. This is an agate, and… … Continue reading

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