A smile can hide so many things. It can hide thoughts. Thoughts you don’t want to share because they’re buried too deep. Because people won’t understand. So you smile. It can hide feelings. The feelings that people don’t understand because they’re illogical. They make you feel illogical. So you just smile. When people ask how… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Smile (Stories on a Theme – “Facade”)
There comes a point with anything that it’s not about winning or losing. It just needs to end. It’s hurting you now, you see. It’s dragging you down with it, with them and you feel it inside your bones as you choke on the stress and the indecision and the sheer inability to say no.… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Let it End
Casey wrote about how hard journeys were, and how determined she was to climb her mountains.
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”)
Don't think of the pink elephant (or notice the elephant in the room)
Let me tell you a secret. Come close. No, closer still. You know, there are some people in the world who don’t get stressed? I mean, they get stressed, but not like you or I. Their stress does not consume them whole from the inside out, burning up until you cannot focus on anything apart… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Good Luck (A Teacup Story)
[Stories on a Theme - a weekly theme that I use as a spring board for short stories over the weekend. Catch up with the posts on my IG] Elise lent her head against the glass window. The steady pitter patter of the raindrops on the glass lulled her anxiety to calm, just for a… Continue reading Pitter Patter– “Stories on a Theme” (Rainfall)