What is behind you can be forgotten. Technically. I mean, technically, it is no longer here and now. It is then and was and it’s not going to hurt you here. In the present. But you can’t shake the feeling that sits in your stomach, or in your fists or in your crossed legs. That… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Past (Stories on a Theme “Mystery”)
The world will get better. You hope. The world will be kinder. You hope. The world will still be alive in the future. You hope. And yet, even though the world around you burns in the fires of forests and politics, you believe that there is hope still, hope that the world will still get… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Believe (Stories on a Theme “Human”)
The strength you find in a setback is the strength you draw on when things are going well. After all, it’s only when your plan falls apart do you know how well you can cope. And you can only find that out by doing it. I know setbacks are hard, but let me tell you… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Setback (100 Words)
To let go of control is to let go of the outcome. You cannot change it, for it is done. Dusted. Final. All you can do is move on, to walk away and hold your head as high as you can and live your life the best you can. But to do that, you have… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Forgive (Stories on a Theme “Control”)
Sometimes, life is one of those things that just happens and you only realise how lucky you are when you’re sitting down to eat dinner. Maybe it’s at home, or on holiday, or with friends or family. It doesn’t really matter, but it’s just there, and it smells good, and your stomach rumbles. It’s lucky… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Good Life (Stories on a Theme “Food”)
You’ve eaten, but you’re still hungry. For what? Nothing. But it’s the physical reaction. Your tummy rumbles just after dinner as your mind cannot find a way to calm itself. So you eat to feel full, to let you mind take itself off the problem at hand. (but then, 5 minutes later, you’re hungry again).… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Hunger (Stories on a Theme “Food”)
Now you’re here. Now. Today. You want to be over there. You can describe it. You can taste it. You can see what you want to do. You can visualise it in your mind and it’s just there out of your reach. But you’re here at the moment, not there. And the journey to get… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Journey (Stories on a Theme “Travel”)
Who said that travelling had to be about space or time? It’s not, not always. It’s sometimes those in-between spaces, those thoughts and the actions that don’t really count to anything on their own, apart from the fact that you tried them. Maybe today you take a different route to work. Maybe tomorrow you pick… Continue reading Flash Fiction – In-Between (Stories on a Theme “Travel”)
Casey considered what the difference was between isolation and loneliness.
To understand today you have to understand yesterday. And not just your yesterday either. You have to understand other people's yesterday. How it's different from your own. You learn about yesterday, you understand what happens now. You see the patterns in the fabric of time. You can stop history repeating itself.