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Hartley and Mrs Scroop: A Marrow Made In Heaven #microcosms #shortfiction

Vicar/pastor, rural parish, crime The Reverend Hartley Scroop bent slowly and stroked his marrow. ‘Come on beauty. Just give me a little more.’ Over the fence his neighbour listened to the blandishments with scorn. Rupert Penfold had won best marrow … Continue reading

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A Full Set #microcosms #flashfiction

Cab driver; New York; horror Bhatal pulled his cab into the parking lot and sighed. Another shift, another bunch of New York’s crazies. He cricked his neck and swept up the debris of his day. Dumping all bar his flask … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensitivity #writephoto #flashfiction

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt is   It’s only now, at this moment of exquisite numbness that I realise how my senses have been heightened throughout our affair. The shivers of expectation as I wait for that first touch, the moment … Continue reading

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Porch Lore #carrotranch #flashfiction

‘Where were you just now?’ ‘Hmm?’ ‘You were miles away.’ ‘I feel I’ve been gone ages.’ ‘You had that thousand-mile stare.’ ‘Dad was like that. He’d sit on his rocker and disappear somewhere. I used to think how important it … Continue reading

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From Nose Job To No Job #microcosms #flashfiction

Orthopaedic Vet, Port, Memoir Tristram Pentacost put down his pen. Finished. He could retire now. Not that he wanted to, not with his reputation trashed. He’d tried his best to save the world from the horrors of its reality, yet … Continue reading

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Toothsome #microcosms #shortfiction

Microcosms is a prompt and a challenge. This week it was to use the  three elements bell and write a story in under 300 words Vampire : wedding : horror ‘Dolores, I didn’t recognise you. You look wonderful.’ ‘We’ve been … Continue reading

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Life, Death and Fishing #microcosms #flashfiction

Another short piece in response to the Microcosms 81 prompt Fisherman/Battlefield/memoir ‘Where do you think Grandpa is now?’ Jessie studied the old man. ‘Fishing, I’d guess. He goes a lot these days. See how he grips? Big beast he has there.’ ‘Did … Continue reading

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