Tag Archives: Flash fiction

Getting My Creepy On!

Desiccated leaves, dismembered from branches, rot in the dying light and crunch like brittle bones under my boots. The wind whispers ghostly verses of songs sung long ago. Halloween is approaching. It’s time to get your creepy on. “How do … Continue reading

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With or Without a Lover, This Valentine’s Day Is Yours!

Those without a loved one to share Valentine’s Day have more in common with the tradition of sending Valentine’s Day cards than those with a lover. I thought the Victorians began the tradition with their sentimental, flowery, lacy, and cupid … Continue reading

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It’s All About Passion

My first banner seemed wild enough until summer arrived and the snow melted. This week marks my 2nd blogiversary. First of all, I think it’s funny that bloggers are primarily writers and they can’t decide how to spell it. Is … Continue reading

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Leaping for Love, Lust and Lulu on Valentine’s Day

Along with bushy eyebrows, Lulu had been burdened with helicopter parents. She never had a moment alone with little Harold. They had dated for two years without a single kiss. Towering over him had been a turnoff. Sitting down put … Continue reading

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Gift or Curse? Flash Fiction

Cutting across the yard on the way to school had been a habit for Oscar. But today when he gazed at the caution tape across the old McAllister place, he shivered while memories niggled like dead flies waking up on … Continue reading

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Bedtime Stories – 125 Word Flash

Kassandra slipped under the comforter. As she drifted off, a thought pulled her back. “Did I lock the back door? Oh, he’ll be home soon.”

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Lurking in Darkness – 150 Word Flash Fiction

He had watched her for days. Sheila crouched over her rose garden, preoccupied with the snipping of dead blossoms. She stood and stretched while running her hands along her lower back. He slipped behind a tree as she crossed the … Continue reading

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Ice Sculptured – 170 Word Flash Fiction

Mary regretted taking the short cut home. “I’ll give you a head start little girl. Ready? GO!” She bolted from him, rounding the corner of the old mill as its blades dashed through the frigid water in the cold evening … Continue reading

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The Shattering – Friday Fiction

With a deadline for a column looming, Samantha had writer’s block. “See you tomorrow.” she said to her roommate Jack. Grabbing her loaded framepack, she pulled her blonde ponytail through the back of her ball cap. “Have fun and be … Continue reading

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A Twisted Tale – Flash Fiction

Alice hurried along the path of the ancient forest in fading light. Listening to her elders and obeying were two different things and now she was hungry and lost. As night descended, fog slithered like silent serpents through the understory. … Continue reading

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