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Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

The night before the mission Squadron 74 threw back their beers and cuddled their girls They knew there would be empty seats and some broken-hearts the following night.  1100 hours the bugle sounded.  A quick briefing. No longer carefree, they … Continue reading

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The Sarus Crane: 99 word Flash Fiction

Hearing the engines of the American F-4 jets we scattered but there was nowhere to go. The bombs fell, followed by huge explosions. A fireball engulfed everything for miles. The burning tar clung to the skin of those in the … Continue reading

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Repost of Mexican Standoff: FFfAW

The man on the sidewalk stared at my window. I don’t know how long he’d been there when I first saw him at 9am, yesterday. From then I stayed in full sight of him. Neither of us moved a muscle. … Continue reading

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The Mexican Standoff: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

The man on the sidewalk stared at my window. I don’t know how long he’d been there when I first saw him at 9am, yesterday. From then I stayed in full sight of him. Neither of us moved a muscle. … Continue reading

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Throwing a line: 99 Word Flash Fiction

“Don’t you love being a pensioner?” ” Why? For the cheap public transport?” “Absolutely. Where are we going today?” “Let’s go on the Sunshine Coast Line.” “That’s a long time in the train. What about something closer to home. We … Continue reading

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Unwanted Dental Advances: Three Line Tales

“Harry’s jaw was rotten but the dentist had a a new technique to replace it using shark jaw. The benefit is he’ll just keep on replacing teeth as they fall out.” “What hope have we now? He was already a … Continue reading

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Finely Tuned: Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner

“I’m so excited,” Rebecca said.”I’ve never been to a native performance in an authentic setting. I can’t wait for the music to begin.   Not long after they sat a long haired man wearing a colourful red and yellow blanket sat … Continue reading

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Sacrifice: Friday Fictioneers

The masked men dragged Griselda through the stream, soiling her long white gown.   She refused to walk until whips lashed her back, forcing her to crawl upward to escape their stinging punishment. At the top the High Priest grabbed her. … Continue reading

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In a Flash: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Flies buzzed. They flew in slomo before landing on the ham sandwiches and the pink cupcakes.  How much shit had they sat on before touchdown? Was I going to be eating pure ecoli or no germs at all. I brushed … Continue reading

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Fishing: 99 Word Flash Fiction

The road stretched out long and straight through the desert.  Signs of civilisation  appeared. Bait 1 km. Fishing tackle Menindee General Store. “It’s hard to believe…” I stopped for now in front of me I saw a huge lake. An … Continue reading

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