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Flash Fiction – Boxing Day Ghost Story – The Maw of the Dark Dry Earth – Part 2

He was right on that one. They most certainly were not superstitious and would be most insulted were they to be called that. Though non-believers did call them that.  Amongst other things. They, however, knew exactly what they were and that was magickians with a k, the k being needed to set themselves apart from […]

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Flash Fiction – Boxing Day Ghost Story – The Maw of the Dark Dry Earth – Part 1

He lay in his coffin, some six feet under the dry compacted earth. He couldn’t remember when he had been buried let alone the date of his death. It was now of as little consequence as his birthday. He could hear and feel the worms as they moved around what remained of his brain and […]

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Friday Flash Fiction. Just Can’t Get You Out of My Head (2 of 2)

Friday Flash Fiction. Just Can’t Get You Out of My Head (2 of 2) Off I trotted to the local Buddhist centre and sat, cross-legged, trying to focus on my breath and whatnot. My mind, far from entering the waters of Cistercian calm, became a whirlpool of activity, with visions of Lucrezia in various states […]

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Friday Flash Fiction Just Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind (1 of 2)

Friday Flash Fiction Just Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind (1 of 2) I’d lusted after her for three months, five days, twelve hours and thirty-three seconds. I guess you might call me obsessed with her. To my eyes, she’s the most perfect woman on earth, with a gorgeous figure, beautiful face, emerald green […]

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Friday Flash Fiction – The Scarecrow Part 2 of 2

Friday Flash Fiction – The Scarecrow Part 2 of 2 His sense of fear and hopelessness began to mount. In two days he would be burnt alive. Had he been capable of empathy he’d know that this was just how his victims felt as they gradually lost hope. He closed his eyes and began to […]

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Friday Flash Fiction – The Scarecrow Part 1 of 2

Friday Flash Fiction – The Scarecrow Part 1 of 2 The scarecrow sat there his anger increasing with each passing moment.  He’d been sitting on his uncomfortable perch for too long and was starting to wonder if he looked like a demented budgie. ‘Tweet, tweet’ he thought snarkily. He also wondered if he could sneak […]

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Friday Flash Fiction – Beyond The Grave Part 2 of 2

Friday Flash Fiction – Beyond The Grave Part 2 of 2 My wedding to Caro was a simple affair without the fairy tale trimmings of my previous one. For Caro and I all that mattered was our love and we knew that our fairy tale would begin on our wedding night. How we longed for […]

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Friday Flash Fiction – Beyond The Grave Part 1 of 2

Friday Flash Fiction – Beyond The Grave Part 1 of 2 Sometimes I see her out the corner of my eye and wonder what my fate will be. How will she punish me for breaking my vows? The vows I gave her as she lay dying in the cancer ward. Those vows I meant at […]

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Friday Flash – Respect – Friday Flash Fiction

“You should respect me. A father deserves respect from his son.” I remember quite distinctly how he used to say this on many occasions. It’s a phrase, an injunction, a request or sometimes a plea that he felt the need to express. It would come from nowhere. We’d just be talking about nothing in particular, […]

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The Friday Flash – Parallel Universes – Friday Flash Fiction

The Friday Flash – Parallel Universes – Part 1 of 7 – Apocolypse – Friday Flash Fiction The Friday Flash – Parallel Universes – Part 2 of 7 – A Universe Divided – Friday Flash Fiction The Friday Flash – Parallel Universes – Part 3 of 7 – All Aboard The MOFOship – Friday Flash […]

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