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There’s Always A Risk Of Flooding #microcosms #flashfiction

‘Mr. Martens?’ Harold Martens started, momentarily lost in his thoughts. ‘Yes?’ The questioner’s tone hardened. ‘Could talk us through the operation from your perspective? Why you did what you did? For Mrs. Golding.’ ‘Golding?’ Left knee. Impact damage. Reconstruction. He … Continue reading

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When Holding On Is All You Can Do

The clap on the shoulder felt sincere enough. ‘Captain.’ Jack Reynolds oiled his smile. ‘Like the old days, eh?’ Harrison eased back, not trusting a reply. Reynolds straightened his jacket, skipping into the lights, accepting the applause. Same slime-ball, Harrison … Continue reading

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Banter, Bunty And The Tale Of The Premature Inhalation #flashfiction #microcosms

Saturday Cousin Bunty is up before the College beak for spying. Aunt Emilia blames me, per Bunty for ‘marinading him in socialism’. I had to ask Banter what that meant – something to do with stews. Bit of a dampener, … Continue reading

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In Which A Mother Becomes Upset When Her Son Is Criticized #flash #microcosms

‘Mrs. Spindle? A moment?’ Celeste Spindle aka Suction-Woman jumped. She managed to catch her breath before she pulled the Headmistress, Magnificat Jameson aka Weave-Wonder, off her feet. ‘Sorry. Miles away.’ ‘It’s Horace. I felt we needed a word.’ Celeste’s second … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name? Let’s Be Frank #microcosms #flashfiction

Frank felt rather than heard the foot stamps throbbing through the floor. The bar takings would be good for once. Good of them to come. Guilt mostly. And curiosity. He was their freak. Eardrums like teabags, more powder in his … Continue reading

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One Man’s Vision Is Another’s Opportunity #microcosms #flashfiction

Darcy Le Stille surveyed the men, like ants in their industry. He tipped his stovepipe hat, letting air cool his brow. The lock would soon be finished before the canal filled. His gaze lifted to the far side of the … Continue reading

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Aunts, Ankles and The Irrefutable Logic Of The Premature Proposal #microcosms #flashfiction

Percy Blend-Buttock unchaffed a spat and let out a jaw-cracking yawn. ‘It’s not fair, Flinty. I’m not the marrying kind…’ He grimaced to a halt as a voice that rose from stentorian towards pure fog-hornery exploded from the ambulance and … Continue reading

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