Category Archives: creative writing

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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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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“The Inaugural Meeting of Fairvale Ladies Book Club” – A Book Review and just a tad of jealousy

A long time friend gave me The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Bookclub  by Sophie Green for my birthday with a little trepidation. She knows I read a lot and was worried it may not have been a book … Continue reading

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Questions of Gender: 99 Word Flash Fiction

I was a girl. I wore dresses but I didn’t have those monthly cramps and pains my friends suffered. Lucky, I thought. Perhaps I was. Boys attracted me. I fell in love but no pregnancy happened for me. My friends … Continue reading

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Tales of Terror: Times Past

Happy New Year to all readers and contributors. Late I know as one month has gone into the New Year. School has just returned  from our summer holidays and again parents are lined up to collect children that they are … Continue reading

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A New Start: Fiction for the New Year

The shaft of light penetrated into the blue depths of the water below the man floating aimlessly, limbs spread to form the letter X. The water was warm. Bathtub warm. The amount of salt made floating an effortless pastime. Looking … Continue reading

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A Walk in Time: Friday Fictioneers

“Get them boots offa the table Fred.” Marion’s face screwed up as she spat her words with venom. “Love, believe me, them boots are magic.” “Baloney. Get rid of ’em or I will.” Fred remained motionless, watching Marion put on … Continue reading

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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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