Flash Fiction 14. Showdown

  “He is here,” Grabiel declared, staring across the bombed-out rubble of what had once been Brisbane, Australia. Grabiel swung around, twelve feet tall, reptilian skin, 600 pounds of pure fighter. With a reputation as alarming as his appearance, he was the highest ranking security official in the Earth Occupation Force. Raising his weapon toContinue reading “Flash Fiction 14. Showdown”

Flash Fiction 13. The resumé flaw

  “It’s clear she’s the best applicant for the job, but -” James looked at the other partners of the law firm. They knew exactly what he meant. Richard, the head of Corporate Finance, spoke quickly to fill the silence, “She’s got excellent academic results, she’s worked in London and New York, has extensive experienceContinue reading “Flash Fiction 13. The resumé flaw”

Very short stories

How much can you do with two sentences? Here are five very short stories. The sunrise that morning was the most beautiful she had ever seen. With the clear pure light on her eyelids, the assassin began walking slowly across the desert. *  *  *  *  * The doorway he had summoned was a portalContinue reading “Very short stories”

Flash Fiction 12 – Missed Days

  Grace ran down the stairs of her apartment building, almost colliding with the cleaners. They must have come a day early, Grace thought as she nodded and smiled, because they usually came on Tuesdays. When Grace got to work she realised it was Tuesday. Where had Monday gone? The week flew past. Grace spentContinue reading “Flash Fiction 12 – Missed Days”

Flash Fiction 11 – Zombie Stories

  Three hours into the five hour drive from Bungowan to Sydney, Brian started telling zombie stories. Katy tightened her grip on the wheel. Brian was the most annoying co-worker she had ever had. “- and he sucked the guy’s brains right out of his head! So,” Brian loosened his tie and opened a bagContinue reading “Flash Fiction 11 – Zombie Stories”

Flash Fiction 10 – Ghosts

“Tell me again about this ghost.” Brenda looked up from her magazine. The earnest young man who had checked in that afternoon was leaning over the hotel counter.  She sighed. Tourists to this part of south-west England were always fascinated by the supernatural. “They say she’s the ghost of a mysterious woman who came toContinue reading “Flash Fiction 10 – Ghosts”

Flash Fiction 9 – The Decision

They sat high on the ridge, watching the flickering campfires below. The night was cold and vast, the sky a glittering dome of stars. The dry grasses rattled in the wind. “If we join them we lose our freedom,” Rill muttered. “If we stay here we starve,” Ella said, “There’s warmth, food, a future downContinue reading “Flash Fiction 9 – The Decision”

Flash Fiction 8 – Death and Life

Living in a large city, Lana rarely recognised the strangers around her. That was why she was so surprised to encounter the two gentleman, at such different times. The first time was on a bus, late one night. The streets were dark and she wasn’t sure if she should get off the bus at TownContinue reading “Flash Fiction 8 – Death and Life”

Flash Fiction 7 – Friday night drinks

“Would you rather live in the 1970s or the 1980s?” the handsome young man with the soft brown eyes leaned in closer. Katy giggled. The wine bar was so noisy on Friday nights. This guy had an unusual line of conversation. “Hmmm,” she said, “1970s.” “Interesting,” he flashed a smile and sipped his drink, “NewContinue reading “Flash Fiction 7 – Friday night drinks”

Flash Fiction 6 – The Week Away

The writer had been working frantically all month. The words poured from her fingertips, filling her notebooks and speeding across the screen of her laptop. Ideas had come to her on the street, in the supermarket, on the train or during conversations with friends, sprinkling down like stardust. Her desk summoned her as she wroteContinue reading “Flash Fiction 6 – The Week Away”