Category Archives: fiction

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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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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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 Warning: Friday Fictioneers

Jemma  looked at the pollarded trees and the rock piles. “Pollards and cairns together. I wonder if we’re being warned about passing through this lock.” “Don’t be stupid. People put them there to let others know they’ve  passed this way … Continue reading

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Testing a Theory: 99 Word Flash Fiction

“Tristan what are you doing?” Ben watched his friend bag another raven. “They say when the ravens leave the tower the monarchy will end. They’ve both been here centuries. Obviously they need a little help.” “You’re rav’in mad mate. Why … Continue reading

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Collateral Damage: 99 Word Flash Fiction

A  bomb ripped through the wall of a house in downtown Al Maquardy killing a thirty-one year old mother and three children 8, 5 and 3 years old. No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast but the most likely … Continue reading

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The Date: Three Line Tales

The ominous presence of the house makes me hesitate. I feel its hate but the woman I love is inside. Without choice, I creep to the front door as the house stares at me. I knock.  A man, her father opens … Continue reading

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