Flash Fiction – Vacuum (Stories on a Theme – “Space”)

Geyle watched the world spin below her. She tapped her foot gently on the window that separated her from the vacuum of space. The sound echoed inside the table, a gentle tap tap tap to match the gentle rhythm of her heartbeat. Most hated the training area, being exposed on four sides to the vast … More Flash Fiction – Vacuum (Stories on a Theme – “Space”)

Flash Fiction – New Life (Stories on a Theme “Parent”)

There is something generous and amazing about having a child. Not just the miracle of existence, but the idea that you can guide them through this world to help them bloom into the person they will become. You help them learn, encourage them, protect them. But most of all you step back and watch. Because … More Flash Fiction – New Life (Stories on a Theme “Parent”)

Flash Fiction – The Daughter’s Curse (Stories on a Theme “Parent”)

Fenla hummed as she stitched the new symbol into the cloth on the table. This one was a simple order, a quick piece of magic to ward off spirits from the mashlands.  Not that the owners would be aware the spirits were attracted to anything that she touched. No one was aware, they thought it … More Flash Fiction – The Daughter’s Curse (Stories on a Theme “Parent”)

Flash Fiction – Get Up (Stories on a Theme “Parent”)

“Get up,” Unle said, resting her cutlass under her son’s chin. She could feel the eyes of the crew, watching her every move. Hulan looked up at her with hate and defiance in his eyes. Even from here, she could see the tell tale sign of the star sickness, the bruising down the neck and … More Flash Fiction – Get Up (Stories on a Theme “Parent”)

Flash Fiction – Ancestor’s Wisdom (Stories on a Theme “Parent”)

“You think this is right?”  Kessy kept her forehead pressed to the floor. She could hear the Guardians talking amongst themselves, as to whether she’d be allowed to take on the Challenge of Mountains. They’d be consulting with the ancestors, the guides who would take her on her journey.  The ancestor’s wisdom was not to … More Flash Fiction – Ancestor’s Wisdom (Stories on a Theme “Parent”)

Flash Fiction – Clues (Stories on a Theme “Mystery”)

“Why,” Cassie groaned as she put her head on her desk. The system had logged her out again and she needed to get to the fingerprint database to cross reference the results from forensics. “What?” Terry poked his head above his cubicle, his glasses sitting askew on his nose. No one would even guess he … More Flash Fiction – Clues (Stories on a Theme “Mystery”)

Flash Fiction – Past (Stories on a Theme “Mystery”)

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 … More Flash Fiction – Past (Stories on a Theme “Mystery”)

Flash Fiction – Hidden Future (Stories on a Theme “Mystery”)

Greyn slid the heavy gold coin across the wooden table. The metal made an awful scraping noise in the otherwise silent room. The fortune teller looked down at the coin, the bells laced into his hair tinkling together as he did so. “What brings the Daughter of the Queen here?” the fortune teller asked, waving … More Flash Fiction – Hidden Future (Stories on a Theme “Mystery”)

Flash Fiction – Keeping Secrets (Stories on a Theme “Mystery”)

Arian lay her grandmother’s will out on the table in front of her. The house was quiet now, the family now having left hours before.  It was amazing how much a few words could tear apart them all, in so little time. Battles over the inheritance, battles over the legitimacy of their mother Irene, battles … More Flash Fiction – Keeping Secrets (Stories on a Theme “Mystery”)

Flash Fiction –Cloaked in Night (Stories on a Theme “Mystery”)

“You have it?” The whisper came out of the alleyway. Recheal stopped in the street, checking around her. No one else had noticed it. They were too busy with their lives, heads down, focusing on the place they were going to instead of the route they took. “Prove yourself,” Recheal said, stepping to the edge … More Flash Fiction –Cloaked in Night (Stories on a Theme “Mystery”)