"You'd have thought that this would be worse," Tino said, prodding the edge of the lake with a stick. The seaweed was thick, too thick to support life. The whole lakes ecosystem had been killed for nothing more than shiny rocks. "It could have been worse," Marei said, pulling out the robots from the back… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Lakeside (Stories on a Theme – “Stagnant”)
Yasmine knew that she had to leave. It wasn’t working, it wasn’t right. Sometimes you had to move on in order to grow and flourish. She knew this. She knew it to the core of her bones. But when she talked about moving out, of finding her own place, her parents always told her what… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Leave it Behind (Stories on a Theme – “Stagnant”)
"Ugh this is dull," Harriet sighed as she opened up her laptop. No one heard her though. It was too early in the morning for most to come in. She'd have one hour to herself to try and get something done. At least for that hour she didn't have to plaster a smile on her… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Flash Fiction – A Job (Stories on a Theme – “Stagnant”)
You can't move forwards or backwards. You can't change what is. It just is. It's a fact. Facts can't be changed. No matter how much you hate them.