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 … More 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). … More 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 … More 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 … More Flash Fiction – In-Between (Stories on a Theme “Travel”)
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.
The old buildings crumble with time, leaving nothing but dust. It’s a reminder that things change. Buildings falls. Legacies are erased. Your name will not be known in the future. And that’s okay.
To think that language is just a form of communication is to not understand what communication is about. It’s the sharing of ideas, of stories and thoughts. It’s a history unto itself, a place where you can learn about the world that came before from the people who experienced it. Or people like you who … More Teacup Story – Language
There comes a point where you say ‘no more’. I’m not doing this anymore. I’m not taking this treatment anymore. I deserve better. I want better. You’re tired of this shit. You’re ready for something new. So you wait, and you plan. You take a step forward. You move on. [Stories on a Theme – … More No More – “Stories on a Theme” (Tired)
It’s a curse that you cannot truly understand unless you have been through it yourself. You lie, staring at the ceiling. Then you look at the clock again. Maybe this time a few minutes. Sometimes an hour Counting down until you have to wake up. Sleep, you think to yourself, hoping that sheer force will … More Insomnia – “Stories on a Theme” (Tired)
[100 Words – a story in 100 words or less based off the word in the title] It’s a sense of realising the world is smaller than you realised. Otherness does not apply. It cannot, when it is in front of you. It’s real, you realise. It’s not just a story. It’s reality. And you … More 100 Words – Humbled