Category Archives: Flash Fiction

Drought

The first thing Jack noticed when he awoke was the smell of smoke. The second thing was the daylight streaming through the window. The daylight scared him more. His mouth felt furry, but there would be nothing to drink until … Continue reading

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True Beauty

She arched her back and shook her blonde silky hair, putting on a show for the paparazzi lining the shore. As her manicured hands rubbed in more sun lotion, she wondered whether they would notice the fake engagement ring. She … Continue reading

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Wedding Jitters

“I can’t do it!” Frances steadied herself against the car. “You have to.” Beatrice took her hand and gently led her towards the wooden doors. “No!” Frances’s lip trembled and her eyes filled up. “I can’t. You’ll have to go … Continue reading

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Total Eclipse

The dark is my friend. At night while the world sleeps, I come out to work – visiting the most affluent homes and liberating pieces of jewellery, mobile phones, iPods, iPads, and anything else I think I may be able … Continue reading

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Shattered Dreams

We congratulated ourselves on finding the ideal home. All our lives we had dreamed of escaping the city, and finally we had a beautiful cottage: views of mountains from the front window and the peaceful lap-lap of the ocean behind. … Continue reading

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Children’s Voices

I’m cheating with this week’s 100 Word Challenge. We had the same prompt as the children this week, and three of the children I tutor have had a go. There is no way I can top their imaginations, so this … Continue reading

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Bus Stop

The bus was late. Claire looked at her watch for the hundredth time. It was already 15 minutes since the call. She’d never make it. Of all the times for the car to break down. It had stalled at a … Continue reading

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