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His first and only: 99 word flash fiction

Unaware of the steps his momentum sent him flying through the air, arms and legs akimbo. The letter he’d been reading floating gently in the breeze behind him. His thoughts were those of a drowning man. This is what it … Continue reading

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Her Crowning Glory: 99 Word Flash Fiction

“I need a bathroom quick. “Ahhhhhhh.” Cramp.” He guided his wife to the toilet block worrying about food poisoning. As he looked beads of perspiration dotted her brow and her crowning glory became wet and lank. “Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!” His strong grip … Continue reading

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Survival: Scream inside my Heart: 99 Word Flash Fiction

I walk, away from people on the edge of the park. I need to be alone. I can’t trust myself if I have to speak to someone. The tears I keep well hidden at home are always close to the … Continue reading

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Blossoms for my lady: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Sometimes Jess brought her flowers. Unexpectedly for no reason. ” A blossom for a blossom” he’d say. He brought her happiness. Occasionally Jess would tell her he had meant to buy her flowers but….. She always forgave him. The intent … Continue reading

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I got life: 99 Word flash Fiction

At sixty the doctor said, “Prepare to die.” Not ready for death she followed orders special diet, multiple pills ingested. At seventy the doctor said, ” Carry on. Increase these pills breathlessness will be gone.” All good, she thought I … Continue reading

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100 Candles: 99 Word Flash Fiction

The big day finally arrived. Emily’s children painstakingly planted the candles in the cake’s frosted icing. The telegram from the Queen and the presents sat on a table in the Nursing Home. The party would start at 11 so the … Continue reading

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Selfish to the end: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Seeing the steep drops close to the edge of the winding road my body tensed and my heart started to thump as though I’d just run a marathon. The now snake-like dirt road , punctuated with tight hairpin bends that … Continue reading

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A Productive New Year for Writers: 2019

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
Ho-ho-ho, or rather ha-ha-ha. 2018 seems to be getting the last laugh at me, but I’m punching back. I didn’t fall off the ends of the earth, but I did take a nasty…

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Cora Kingston: 99 word Flash Fiction

Cora looked into his eyes. Her belly warmed and tingled, her heart felt full while her head was clear. She floated on a cloud of love as soft as marshmallow but strong as steel. “There is nothing left. I’m out!” … Continue reading

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The Cultural World of Forgotten People: 99 Word Flash Fiction

“Look Pops. Someone’s painted on the wall. Mum sure would be mad.” “It’s graffiti Donald.” “What’s that.” “Writing or drawing on a wall. We all want to leave a mark. You know. The oldest graffiti, a hand,  is in Indonesia. … Continue reading

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