99 Word Flash Fiction: Getting Stronger

© my sister-in-law 2014

© my sister-in-law 2014














The barrow slowed and stopped. Now was his chance. He could hear his mother calling so mustering his reserves to escape and with all the strength he gathered he gave a king kick to the groin “Take that you bastard.” The unicorn suddenly appeared by his side as the darkness turned to light.

His mother entered the room in response to the shouting.

“I thought I was going to die” Jack said

“Luckily we have two lives – our awake life and the life we have in our dreams” She hugged him tight.





About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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9 Responses to 99 Word Flash Fiction: Getting Stronger

  1. Brilliant! And the picture of the unicorn was hilarious.


  2. Charli Mills says:

    Oh, I love the awakening in the end. You need to write this into one short story and submit it. But I’m afraid I may still regard wheelbarrows with some hesitation…

    That photo is grand!


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  5. Norah says:

    I don’t think I’d like to come home and find one of those in my bed!


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