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A bit of blood, a bit of bother #microcosms

  Another Day, Another Decapitation ‘What do we have, Waldron?’ Detective Inspector Plummet pulled on his latex gloves and peered at the body. ‘Same M.O. as the others, sir. Drowned. In his own blood.’ ‘Usual calling card?’ ‘Yes. Fourteen rubber … 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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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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When In The Sights Of An Assassin, It’s Not Only Stray Bullets That Are A Danger

The successful assassin in the second decade of the twenty-first century doesn’t need to be fit, nor have a deadly aim, nor a psychopath’s indifference to human suffering.  What he or she needs above all else is intelligence – cunning, … Continue reading

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Pearls Aren’t The Only Way To Wisdom #microcosms

Natasha Bess rolled the opalescent orb in her fingers. It was getting more difficult to tell the difference, she thought. Rheumy cataract-ridden eyes and a numbing in her fingers left Natasha in doubt about what she was holding. Carefully, forcing … Continue reading

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Following In My Footsteps #microcosms #flashfiction

‘Hey, yo, moron. See.’ ‘What, spotty?’ ‘Footprints. Told you there was someone, dude.’ ‘You’re the moron. They’re yours. Ours. Mine.’ ‘Yeah, right. Like I’d fall for that trick. Geez.’ ‘I’m creeped by your stupid obsession. Talking to yourself. Don’t you … Continue reading

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When The Cost Of Making Bread Was Astronomical #microcosms

 ‘Re-entry In 20 minutes. You ok, Rod?’ Rod Hovis stared at the bulkhead, hearing the beast beyond, imagining it clawing, oozing and, above all, growing. The distortion on the metal was intense. Soon either he’d have to release the pressure … Continue reading

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