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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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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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Fruitland: Friday Fictioneers

“Did ya have a good holiday?” “Yeh. Weird but.” “Howzzat?” “Just… welll….everytime we went through a tunnel, and there was lots of em, at least eight, we could hear a child’s voice say one sleep. New day coming. She said … Continue reading

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Tuvalu Thoughts: Friday Fictioneers

The line is cast No longer can the hook be seen Through water murky – rust, oil and other waste mingle Fish bites The line reels in Fish gasps black sludge drips drip…. drip from open sores leaking black, rotting … Continue reading

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Cartons of Crystal: Friday Fictioneers

Sarah stood looking at the packing cartons. Two held kitchen ware, one a dinner service, eight were books, three office, one clothes whilst the remaining eighteen boxes were marked crystal. Why had she kept all this crystal? They never used … Continue reading

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