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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 – Bluff (Stories on a Theme – “Facade”)

"Don't do it," the Captain warned.  Kenl smirked. What did the Captain know about how to use these jewels? Nothing. He thought they were just treasure to be plundered like anything else.  But Kenl knew. She knew the truth.  "Wat?" she spat back, purposefully dropping her home accent into her voice. She could see the… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Bluff (Stories on a Theme – “Facade”)

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

Ineg brushed her fingers across the top of the cream pot. The thick blue substance stuck to her fingers. She held it up in front of the mirror, holding back her hair with her other hand as she carefully dabbed the cream onto the top of her forehead. The makeup was a practised art by… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Cream (Stories on a Theme – “Facade”)

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

Genre, Genre - Fantasy, Genre - Fiction, Genre - Horror, Rating - PG, Stories on a Theme, writing

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”)

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Sapphire (Stories on a Theme – “Blue”)

There is something about sunshine that makes you feel better. It’s not just the fact it’s warm, or that there isn’t a cold damp chill in the air that makes your lungs ache and your bones sore. It’s not the fact you can take out the pretty sapphire blue summer dress that has been hiding… Continue reading Sapphire (Stories on a Theme – “Blue”)

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Flash Fiction – Wrinkles (Stories on a Theme – “Ancient”)

Faye felt her age on that grey Tuesday morning. It sunk into her bones, her joints especially, sapping what little energy lay inside her. But it wasn't just the weather or her bones that hurt today. Today her husbands ring felt heavy around her neck. Like a noose, not a memory, a reminder of how… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Wrinkles (Stories on a Theme – “Ancient”)