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Death And The Harvest #blogbattle #shortstory

‘Are you awake, Mrs Pelligonium?’ Doctor Crimson Atak kept his eyes on the monitors. He wasn’t surprised by either the lack of response, nor the messages conveyed by the myriad machines. He nodded to the nurse on the other side … Continue reading

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Ghost Story

‘Catch me!’ Just the wind in the trees. Another ‘fake’ memory, they’d have said. ‘Come on.’ She tugged at his hand. She wanted to understand. He released the brakes of two decades. ‘Is this it?’ Was it? Twenty years of … Continue reading

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Moving in Mysterious Ways #shortstory

I should perhaps mention here that this is slightly more, erm, adult than my usual fayre. It is, however, tasteful and witty… well, I think so… 1967 Reverend Sibelius Tank was a mild-mannered priest with a penchant for dull sermons … Continue reading

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Looking Back For Answers #shortstory #lifeinagrainofsand

James runs. Two things are clear. One: he can’t trust anyone; and two: he will revenge his father’s death. Now he understands, and she will pay. *** The blonde slumped to the floor, a hole in her forehead. James tensed … Continue reading

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One Pair Of Size Elevens, Never Used #shortstory

My life has been destroyed twice because of Timothy Watkins – not his real name of course. First time when he disappeared – 17th July 1997; second when I saw him on TV – 9th August 2011. But it’s not … Continue reading

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Life, Death And That Other Thing #shortstory #flashfiction

Someone slowly opened the window to let him drink in what he knew to be his very last sunrise. The someone spoke. ‘Are you ready, James?’ They’d done their best. Pretending they wanted to involve him. Like he really had … Continue reading

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Holes In The Sky #writephoto

It was assumed Patience Humble took pride in her art. As the only sky carver in business, she had worked with some of the grandest event organisers providing a unique back drop to whatever extravaganza was being designed. Every rock … Continue reading

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Fluted #blogbattle #shortfiction

LeAnne Perrin considered herself the epitome of the have-it-all modern woman. She had two beautiful – everyone said so – children; a modest, diligent, loving partner – they consciously refused to wed, despite the emotional blackmail of her mother, declaring … Continue reading

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Legging It #writephoto #shortfiction

‘Stop, or forfeit!’ Martin Underlay stopped and frowned. The voice sounded intimidating but its source remained hidden. Was this some teenage trick? He took half a step towards the bridge and squealed as what appeared to be a small hairy … Continue reading

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Dancing In The Dark #writephoto

Sebastian Clunt blinked. He blinked a lot; it had become his go to way of avoiding answering awkward questions but now, rather than a tactic this was instinctive. He couldn’t believe his eyes which, since his whole existence revolved around … Continue reading

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