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Flash Fiction – Disguise (Stories on a Theme – “Facade”)

Tariik threw the cloak at Raen. “Put it on,” he said. Raen picked up the cloak, disgusted. She had been the lowly begger last week. It should be Tariik’s turn to put on the stupid outfit and pretend to be robbed by Raen.  Raen sniffed the cloak. It still smelt of gutter oil and mud… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Disguise (Stories on a Theme – “Facade”)

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Flash Fiction – End of Times (A Teacup Story)

Bethes sighed as he breathed in the steam from the bowl in front of him. Every time he said it would be the last time, but then it happened again. And again. And again. Bethes could feel the steam do its work as it spread through his airways, and then seeped into his bloodstream. The… Continue reading Flash Fiction – End of Times (A Teacup Story)

From the Archives, Rating - PG, writing

Flash Fiction – Fleeing Monsters (From the Archives)

“So, you think this was a good idea?” Garek said cheerfully. Too cheerfully. They were the only ones left from their little group. It wouldn’t take long until the monsters found them too. Janee cradled the small stick of information that could hold the keys to defeating the creatures. Their last hope. Bevan had given… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Fleeing Monsters (From the Archives)

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Flash Fiction – Mask (Stories on a Theme – “Facade”)

Vineck pulled the mask over his face. The long beak of the mask stuck our a good half a foot from his face.  He adjusted the straps at the back of his head. It was heavy, heavier than he remembered it was last week when he had done this.  But this week is different, he… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Mask (Stories on a Theme – “Facade”)

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Flash Fiction – Leave me Be (Stories on a Theme – “Space”)

Vekna wiped her blade clean with a bloodied rag.  The blood sluced off the end of the blade, dripping onto the muddy stone floor. The body of the Corps agent lay at her feet, limbs splayed in an unnatural way. “Oops,” Vekna said, sheathing her sword. The Corps were so inefficient with the people they… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Leave me Be (Stories on a Theme – “Space”)

From the Archives, Rating - 12, writing

Flash Fiction – Acquisition without Permission (From the Archives)

First posted in 2016. || Image Credit: Photo by Alice Hampson on Unsplash Ellya sat in her supervisor’s chair and surveyed the desk in front of her. It was the chaotic mess that she had grown to expect from Sir Petral. There were two, no three half drunk coffee cups scattered over the table, propping up various pieces of paperwork that were… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Acquisition without Permission (From the Archives)

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

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

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

From the Archives, Rating - 15, writing

Flash Fiction – One Chance (From the Archives)

First posted in 2015. || Image Credit: Photo by Alice Hampson on Unsplash Broken fingers wrapped themselves around the stub of a cigarette. The red end flared as its owner drew another deep breath, holding the smoke for a moment in their mouth before they spoke. “You have disappointed me.” Not many words, but enough for Meg to squirm in… Continue reading Flash Fiction – One Chance (From the Archives)