flash fiction, Genre - Action, Genre - Adventure, Genre - Fantasy, Genre - Fiction, Rating - PG, Teacup & 100 Words, Teacup stories, writing

Fortunes Path (Teacup Story)

Fayan watched the bandits fan out in front of her. The Fortunes Path was the quickest way to the Mountains, but it was pitted with many bandit camps all along it. Most did not travel this way because of them. Fayan had chosen this way for them. There were five bandits this time, against only… Continue reading Fortunes Path (Teacup Story)

flash fiction, Genre - Angst, Genre - Fantasy, Genre - Fiction, Genre - Sci Fi, Rating - 12, Stories on a Theme, writing

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

From the Archives, writing

Flash Fiction – Secret (From the Archives)

First posted in 2018. || Image Credit: Photo by Alice Hampson on Unsplash No one can know. Not because that they cannot be trusted, but the knowledge would destroy. It would betray people. That’s what justifies it. At least, I hope so. I hope so much. Patrick stopped writing, his pen poised above the paper. The letter was written. This… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Secret (From the Archives)

flash fiction, Genre - Fantasy, Genre - Fiction, Genre - Free Writing, Genre - Sci Fi, Rating - 12, Stories on a Theme, writing

Flash Fiction – Halcyon (Stories on a Theme – “Peace”)

Xeen remembered those days, before all this. Before the power started going.  Before the food began running out. Before before. A time when he would run in the street with his friends, scales glinting in the suns double glare. When he would be accepted into the world. When he was part of the community. He… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Halcyon (Stories on a Theme – “Peace”)

100 Words, flash fiction, Genre - Fiction, Genre - General, Rating - PG, Teacup & 100 Words, writing

Flash Fiction – Play (A 100 Words Story)

“Come on then,” Trev smiled as Pepper jumped on the doormat excitedly, her paws getting tangled with her long ears and gangly legs. She was still very much a puppy, and very much excitable. The idea of a walk was enough to make any dog run for the door, but it was the ball and… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Play (A 100 Words Story)

100 Words, flash fiction, Genre - Children, Genre - Free Writing, Genre - General, Rating - PG, Teacup & 100 Words, writing

Flash Fiction – Family (A 100 words story)

A quiet fire crackles with vigour in the corner of the room. You sit, listening to it, the hum of the fire slicing through the wood, the snap of the air, the warmth that gently travels across the room. It’s winter, but it’s not cold. It’s not just the fire, but it’s the warmth of… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Family (A 100 words story)

100 Words, flash fiction, Genre - Fantasy, Genre - Fiction, Genre - General, Genre - Sci Fi, Rating - PG, Teacup & 100 Words, writing

Flash Fiction – Belligerent (100 words)

“Oh will you just do it,” Uler sighed, pinching the bridge of her nose. The cadet smirked. They always did when they started. Thought they knew it all. “I’m fine,” the cadet said, coughing slightly. She didn’t need this, not today. “Take the damn pills,” she said, shoving the bottle into the cadet’s hand, “you’re… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Belligerent (100 words)

flash fiction, Genre - Action, Genre - Fiction, Genre - Sci Fi, Rating - 15, Teacup & 100 Words, Teacup stories

Teacup Story – Facing Questioning

“Go shove your head up the backside of an eltrank, Jone,” Kelv spat. Jone raised an eyebrow. She was never perturbed. “It’s just part of the routine investigation,” Jone said calmly, “you were the last person to see Retry alive, so you need to be questioned.” “Because you think I did it,” Kelv said. It… Continue reading Teacup Story – Facing Questioning

100 Words, flash fiction, Genre - Free Writing, Genre - General, Rating - PG, Teacup & 100 Words

100 Words – Soft

[100 Words - a short story based on one word in 100 words or less] Gentle, comforting. A warm embrace, a gentle encouragement to do better. That’s what you think it means. But you know it also is the fact you’re not as strong as you thought. You’re not strong. You’re not hard as stone.… Continue reading 100 Words – Soft

Genre - Free Writing, Genre - General, Genre - Romance, Stories on a Theme, writing

Leap of Faith – Prompts on a Theme Special (Valentines Day)

Another short flash fiction based on the prompt "Valentines Day". Happy valentines!  Maria loved stories with happy endings. The romance ones especially, the ones where two people were just in sync. Partners against the world. She hugged her favorite novel close to her chest - The First Love by Agatha Stawdrop. It helped, a little,… Continue reading Leap of Faith – Prompts on a Theme Special (Valentines Day)