Tag Archives: Short fiction

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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Passing The Test #shortstory #pearlbarley

Colin Inglenook stared at the screen, his fingers convulsively gripping and releasing. A droplet of sweat splashed from the end of his nose, adding to the dark stain in his lap. Pearl Barley swallowed. The stain had changed since she … Continue reading

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Timing Is Everything #flashfiction

Worple? What’s up?’ ‘Bloody director’s shutting us down unless we find the funds independently.’ Norotkin sighed; they’d cracked time travel, they both knew it yet the bloody man wanted more proof. ‘How many more trips?’ ‘One, then we’re history.’ Worple … Continue reading

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Laugh And The World Laughs With You

I’m occasionally asked for a favourite quote or to join in a three day challenge. One quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox is ‘Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone’. This is a little piece of … Continue reading

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Strange Days #flash fiction

They both knew. While Alice hid it well, you could read it in Josh’s face – the anxiety, the desperate need. The administrator sighed. Poor kids. Losing parents so young, they deserved a break. The prospective adopters looked unsure. Alice … Continue reading

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The Naming Of Birds #flashfiction

In Which No Crows Were Harmed ‘Corvus Dementicus, commonly mad crow, is normally a solitary possessed avian,’ intoned the Deacon while Pearl Barley, trainee exorcist took notes. ‘However if they do flock then we have a situation.’ Pearl nodded..  ‘A … 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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