Category Archives: flash fiction

The Casualty

The evening’s breath bites at my ears and through my coat as I dash along shadowy streets, wishing I’d asked for the car. When I arrive he’s on our bed trembling, shoes still on, body tight as a curl grub. … Continue reading

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Don’t Kill Me, I’m in Love

  Many thanks to Matt Potter, editor of Pure Slush, for his guidance and advice whilst I wrote my story (the sixth in the serial) for don’t kill me I’m in love In the serial each story picks up from where the … Continue reading

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FLASH FICTION Challenge #2 – try it, you might get addicted…

No, no, the title isn’t the prompt! 🙂 Stories for the first Flash Fiction Challenge  Love Gone Wrong ranged from putting the love-blame squarely on Jane Austen’s shoulders, to Lola’s suspicious mind and where it got her (besides an expensive plumbing bill, and that’s … Continue reading

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New flash fiction prompt…

Here’s a new flash fiction prompt to experiment with — for fun — to allow contributors to try different writing styles and genres. In 500 words or less it’s a quick, simple and collaborative way to practice writing. PROMPT – A lone street … Continue reading

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LOVE GONE WRONG – Valentine’s Day flash fiction

‘Falling’ in love  Kat paddled to stay afloat, her skin chartreuse-yellow in the deep, crystal water. Close up, Adam’s wet eyelashes seemed longer. Male mascara. “Jump with me,” he challenged. “Just from the cliff.” Kat shook her head. No way. “I … Continue reading

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LOVE GONE WRONG … submit your Valentine’s day flash fiction

Next week’s post is open to everyone inspired to write a 500 word (or less) story with the following theme – Love gone wrong … ‘Love gone wrong …’ is very open to interpretation re time, setting, genre,  …  characters … Continue reading

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Long love-story short…

His future wife and her girlfriend rented a terrace just off Glebe Point Road, barely wide enough for a room and a hallway. Up the corkscrew staircase the atelier burst with city lights at night. There was a spare room, … Continue reading

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In Training

  Absorbed in her book, the young woman inched closer to the window as he plonked himself down next to her in the near empty carriage. She let out a sigh. Why beside her? The guard blew his whistle and … Continue reading

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