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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 Dark Day: Three Line Tales

A black cloud of methane gas hung over the city, threatening its existence. The residents hid indoors breathing through wet hankies. The authorities searched for the source. “Sanititation officer 32CK338 here. I’ve found a s crush of cows and  the … Continue reading

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Vision: Three Line Tales

Juliet’s friends warned her but she laughed them off. It was common practice to date off the internet. Now, she stared nervously at their meeting place. Her stomach clenched. Dread invaded her bones. She fought flight. ‘Dam,’ she thought, ‘the … Continue reading

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Hats for Refugees: Friday Fictioneers

She fell asleep watching television, reading, even at the computer. She fell asleep anywhere but in her bed. “There’s something wrong with me. I can’t stay awake.” “No there isn’t. You’re ninety Mum. Old people sleep a lot. Even I … Continue reading

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The patient: Friday Fictioneers

Fran was allocated the new arrival in Bed 6.  Despite the handover she was unprepared for the stench that filled her nostrils on entering the cubicle. He lay, unconsious, in a foetal position. The pores of his skin black with … Continue reading

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Birds: Three Line Tales Week 91

Jarrod enticed the birds with the poisoned biscuit. Rumour had it the stones would topple if the birds departed. Soon he’d know. The birds came, talons cutting, beaks pecking, wings flapping but none ate. The only departure was Jarrod as … Continue reading

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Walking on Water: Friday Fictioneers

  “I’m going to the ampitheatre.” Bhoudi stamped her foot. “I have to, if I’m to be saved.” “We should go with her. What if the end of the world is nigh?” Bhoudi smiled her thanks to her mother. She … Continue reading

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