Category Archives: Short Fiction

Into the Dark – #FridayFlash – Show Not Tell Crusader Challenge

The challenge was as follows: The Show Not Tell Challenge: In 300 words or less, write a passage (it can be an excerpt from your WIP, flash fiction, a poem, or any other writing) that shows (rather than tells) the following: … Continue reading

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Cultural Differences – #FridayFlash

Kira picked her way along the trail, reveling in the sensation of bare earth and leaf mould between her toes. She wished she could run, really run, but David was right behind her and she didn’t want to worry him … Continue reading

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Berence Trett’s Business Cards – #FridayFlash

Berence Trett, production editor of the Forest Herald, had heard that Sunny Haze was teaching a social media workshop for the editorial department. This annoyed him. Sunny was, what, 153? At the most? Her vernix caseosa clung stubbornly to her … Continue reading

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Second Crusader Challenge – Microflash

Write a FLASH FICTION story (in any format) in 100 words or less, excluding the title. Begin the story with the words, “The goldfish bowl teetered” These four words will be included in the word count. Once you’ve posted your … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction – Chocubus

“Come.” The voice swirled round him like caramel, sweet and smooth and tantalizing. He tried to walk away, even tried to just stand still, but that demonic sweetness pulled him forward. His feet moved almost of their own accord and … Continue reading

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The Beginning

Garin crept along the tunnel, his palms clammy with fear. These ancient passages were unmapped and the only light was the small lantern carried by his partner, a surprisingly strong man with a very short temper. Garin let his eyes … Continue reading

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