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Flash Fiction: Blood and Tears

This story was written for Microcosms (where your story must be 300 words or less) and my prompts were “guard”, “exhibition hall” and “crime”. Blood and Tears They had always said that my blood wasn’t pure enough to work here, that the gods would take vengeance for having their holy objects exhibited for all to… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Blood and Tears

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Flash Fiction: Mana’s Gold

Written for Microcosms, my prompts were “musician”, “Hamburg” and “fairy tale”. Mana’s Gold The harp’s music drifted over the still-sleeping town with its looming castle. Though not yet light, Mana sat in the room at the top of the castle’s tallest tower and played the golden harp by the light of a lantern. As she… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Mana’s Gold

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Flash Fiction: This Time It’s Forever

Written for microcosms, my prompts were “criminal”, “library”, and “romance”. I also incorporated Rachel Poli’s Friday prompt; “Where were you?”. This Time It’s Forever “Where were you?” the voice asked from the ether before the figure of a woman materialised, her fingertips dancing along the spines of the library books on the shelf next to… Continue reading Flash Fiction: This Time It’s Forever

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Flash Fiction: The Beanstalk

This story was written for Microcosms last week. My prompts were gardener, castle, fairy tale. The Beanstalk The gardener watched the princess walking to and fro in front of the window of her tower. It was night and he knew that some of the glinting light that shone from the room was from light reflecting… Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Beanstalk

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Flash Fiction: Calling the Rain

Inspired by a writing group prompt.  Calling the Rain  She worked at a desk in the corner of her upstairs room. Cogs and thin pieces of copper wire littered the wooden surface, the tiny tools she used taken from her clock workshop below. Tightening the last screw, she sat back and gazed at her creation.… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Calling the Rain

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Flash Fiction: At the Altar

“At the Altar” was written for Microcosms last week. My prompts were weather forecaster, temple, and crime. It turned out quite… interesting. At the Altar The people had chosen him on the day the weather forecaster came to town. Selected unanimously, his hands were bound behind his back and he was marched towards the temple.… Continue reading Flash Fiction: At the Altar

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Flash Fiction: The Exorcism of CJ

“The Exorcism of CJ” was written for last week’s Microcosms competition. The elements I had to work with, were: exorcist, rural town, sci-fi. The Exorcism of CJ The exorcist arrived two hours late. “You know how they are,” Josephine said, wiping her hands on her apron. “And they don’t care about what happens in the… Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Exorcism of CJ

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Micro fiction – They burn your birth-tree with you

Originally published on 7 September on ParagraphPlanet, this micro piece was written from a scene that popped into my mind one day. They burn your birth-tree with you when you die. Your ash would mix before being scattered by the ever-swirling-whispering-wailing wind. I always thought winter – that dark season – was the perfect time… Continue reading Micro fiction – They burn your birth-tree with you