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When The Tide Turned #flashfiction

Sergeant Reynolds paid the fare. ‘No cozzie, guv’nor?’ The cheeky youngster eyed the policeman. ‘Not swimming? Just ‘ere for the Belles?’ He’d strangle the oik, if he hadn’t a job to do. On board the steamer Princess Edith he sat … Continue reading

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Sergeant Simms and the Disappearing Elephant #microcosms #flashfiction

A piece of  flash ‘What we got, Mabel?’ ‘Not sure sarge. The caller said something about a missing elephant.’ ‘Joker?’ ‘Don’t think so. She sounded really upset. Seems they’re filming some sort of Carry on Hannibal up at Hocum Hall.’ … Continue reading

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Hard Baked #prompt #shortstory #flashfiction

Jane Doughtery’s microfiction prompt this week is here Hard baked Amy Potter knew with a cold certainty that her life was about to take a downward spiral as complicated and intricate as the much-vaunted sourdough noose she had made during … Continue reading

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A Thoughtful Viewing #shortstory #flashfiction

This week at the Ranch, Anne Goodwin has taken the reins and has prompted us thus. You’ve probably guessed it already, I’m inviting you to compose a 99-word flash on the theme of showing someone around a property. Who’s showing … Continue reading

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Galloping, gallumphing

So Charli has given us this, this week February 24, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about galloping. It doesn’t have to be about horses. Is galloping a burst of energy, a run for … Continue reading

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The Fear – a short story for Valentine’s Day

Every morning, at 7.29 exactly John addresses his greatest fear. As the train eases to a halt and prior to the doors sliding open John smells the acidic tang of his own sweat, feels the cold finger that runs down … Continue reading

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A Little Light Relief – Part Three

Danny’s father is in hospital and none is telling him what’s happening. Wen Danny does to walk his dog in his local woods he hears a voice calling from help out of an airshaft from a disused railway tunnel. To … Continue reading

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