Category Archives: Dialogue

Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction Challenge 31 January 2014: Rhythm and Algorithm


The Rhythm and the Algorithm

“No Smoking in Workshop.” I laughed.
“What’s funny?”
“There’s nobody in it, ergo they all smoke.”
“Quod erat demonstrandum – not – mathematician. They could’ve been abducted by aliens.”
“Bigfoot?” Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Story: The Radical Leap


The Radical Leap

We trained the dog to keep guard in the tree. He sensed their return – in advance even of me. His barking gave us time to put Sammie’s security in place. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Story Challenge: La Vie en Bleue


La Vie en Bleue

“What’s that fish, mommy?”

I was observing, through the blue bits of the glass dolphin embedded in the door, the rippling apartment building opposite.

“It’s a dolphin. Dolphins aren’t fish.”

“Is a fish!”

At the bottom of the building, red plastic traffic cones contorted. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: The White Feather


Every Friday from around the world writers gather at the virtual fireside of WordPress blogger Rochelle Wisoff to share flash fiction stories of 100 words, all inspired by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. Readers’ comments are also welcome. … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo XXIII: Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Flash Fiction Challenge: Hercules Disarmed


Hercules Disarmed

“Two blokes fighting and a statue?”

“Read the handouts before the lectures! Watch!” Hilda whispered.
Rich watched. One of the blokes bludgeoned the other.
The lights went up in the auditorium.
Professor Pound rounded on Rich. “Enlighten us, do, on the relationship between the film and Imagism.”
Sarcastic old git! Rich peered short-sightedly – wanting to impress Hilda, he’d left off his specs. “Matthew:18.9” Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: Kiss an Angel Good Morning


Kiss an Angel Good Morning

“Darlin’! I’m just a hunka burning love for you this mornin’.”
“… sure about hunk?”
“… always joshing.”
“… new keyboard’s arrived. Oops! … ring back?”
“Oops?”
“Thing’s just switched itself on.”
“It can do that?”
“It’s playing a tune.”
Pre-programmed freebies, she supposed – at first. She picked up the phone; after – trembling – her car keys. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Challenge: Evensong


“How crimson the bud-tips on that young apple.”

“There’s all sorts of new growth in the woods, Eve.”

“Don’t we have a lovely glen, Adam? Look at that pool, it’s molten gold.”

“Better get back, …house needs a ton o’ work. And no tools, ‘less I find some abandoned ones.”

“Let’s gather wood; I need a fire for the soup.”

“Straight after Evensong.” Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: The Pillars of Creation


The Pillars of Creation
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“I’m thinking of which poem, Frederick?”
“Alas, Charlotte, I am no telepath.”
“Australasian; Ossie Someone; by your Bliss friend.”
“Old Philip? English, darling.”
“Percy.”
“Shelley?”
“About kings’ feet. You smile, husband?”
“Ozymandias.” Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: He Ain’t Heavy


Every Friday authors from around the world gather at the virtual fireside of fellow WordPress blogger, author Rochelle Wisoff to share flash fiction stories of 100 words, all inspired by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. Readers’ comments are … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: The Dream of Cephas


The Dream of Cephas

“In my dream, Master, were three doors.”

“Their colours?”

“White, blue, the third red.”

“No fourth. There was a tree in the dream. ”

Not question, but statement, and correct! Continue reading

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