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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge: The Beyond


The Beyond

These circular kitchens were scattered throughout the vast wood. Each had stone chimney, oven, well. Doors descended to a stone honeycomb – each settlement’s quarters. We cooked, kept warm, socialised. For food, we hunted to the wood’s perimeters – an encircling fence, beyond which was further woodland – but it was accepted that we never crossed over. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Story Challenge: DS Squared Et Cetera


DS Squared Et Cetera

“Lovely approach to her tomb.”
“Approach?”
“Maze.”
“The pathways are dead ends.”
She looked. “Meaning?”
“Legend says the maze symbolised the unbridgeable divide between the living and the dead.”
“Why have you brought me here?” Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction Challenge: Parked and Hitched


Parked and Hitched

“Driver parked the truck and vanished.”
“Abducted by aliens.”
We roared with laughter. The waitress glared.
“My ancestor ran off to California – gold rush era. Just disappeared.” 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: Black Moon


Every Friday authors from around the world gather around the virtual fireside of fellow 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 … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: It’s Not What You’re Looking At


It’s Not What You’re Looking At

“The rectangles are squares, too.”

“Why do artists speak in riddles? Enlighten me.” Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: In a Moment


Moment

Don’t Walk! A woman in green slams on her brakes. A girl dashes into her future. The gossamer disc of her skirt swirls. A shadow ruddies the sun. The red of the hydrant deepens. The blushing brick of the Bidwell dulls. The lush wink of the Boost’s logo turns bright as blood. Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: The Bee


The Bee

“… biggest bird I ever seen!”

“Nope – bee.”

“Bee, Grandpa?”

“Insect.”

“Insects are little.”

“That’s a statue. Bees weren’t any bigger than your thumbnail.”

“Why’s they put a statue of it here?” Continue reading

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There’s Something Fishy About Me or: Auspicious Accident II


So there I was, transformed into a me-sized salmon, lying in a hospital bed awaiting death and rebirth. In Auspicious Accident: Part One, I’d had a fall; that night, a vivid and meaningful dream, in which I found myself prone on … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge:


Every Friday authors from around the world gather around the virtual fireside of fellow WordPress blogger Rochelle Wisoff to share flash fiction stories of 100 words, all inspired – regardless of genre – by a common photograph, and exchange constructive … Continue reading

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