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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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Fade To Opaque #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto this week is ‘Are you sure this is the best one?’ ‘The light was good and I thought the composition…’ ‘Yes, yes. That’s true. But…’ ‘The sand was firm, the rocks just the right shade of dull…’ … 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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Dream Big, Dream Often #carrotranch #flashfiction

Charli Mills’ prompt this week is March 22, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the theme “follow your dreams.” Bonus points for throwing a badge into the tale. Go where the prompt leads. ‘Do … 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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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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