Flash Fiction – Social Media Anxiety

A sweet tale for this Valentine Day’s Month. *  *   *   *   * Tim wants to be your friend. Natasha sat before her computer. Sunlight peeked through the morning clouds outside her window. She sipped her coffee and stared at the screen. Tim was the cute boy she had met at theContinue reading “Flash Fiction – Social Media Anxiety”

Flash Fiction – Hipsters versus Vampires

The vampire had seen many changes over the centuries. Born a human girl on the vast plains of Hungary in the last days of the Roman empire, she had survived the age of magic and superstition, observed the revival of Gothic architecture, been present at the birth of the renaissance and celebrated the triumph ofContinue reading “Flash Fiction – Hipsters versus Vampires”

24. New Years Eve

On an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, not far from the international dateline, a young man was sitting on a white sandy beach. He shielded his eyes as a tall slender girl walked across the sand toward him. “So how are you feeling?” she said, sitting down. “I keep thinking I couldContinue reading “24. New Years Eve”

23. The Perfect Age

I had a Christmas story, but didn’t post it in time – I will have to post it next year. So for number 23 in the “Fiction by Numbers” series, here’s another short and sweet piece from the vampire underworld… *  *  *  *  * She’d read somewhere that twenty three was the perfect age.Continue reading “23. The Perfect Age”

22. What will be, will be

This week’s flash fiction is a tale of destiny. Always trust the fortune cookie… *  *  *  *  * “Be watchful of the number 22, young woman, for it will change your life.” In the dim light of the restaurant, Helen stared at the fortune cookie message. All her friends had got the usual messagesContinue reading “22. What will be, will be”

21. The Bet

As the year nears its end, here is the 21st story in the “Fiction by Numbers” flash fiction series. This week, a deal with a supernatural twist… *  *  *  *  * “What’d you bet?” A drop of sweat ran down Matt’s face. What was he betting? His home, his life, his family’s future? HowContinue reading “21. The Bet”

14. Time Travel

This week, a lighthearted tale… *  *  *  *  * “Do you want a seat?” the guy sitting by the bus window asked. “Sure,” Janey had been happy to stand, but now she saw the seat was free. The guy moved over and she perched next to him. He had a slide phone. Janey hadn’tContinue reading “14. Time Travel”

13. The Underworld

This week a short urban supernatural story….! The boy was taller than the other people walking through the tunnels to the railway, and moved with a swagger that set him apart from the crowd. His hair was black as a raven. His coat was long and slightly dirty, although he did not look homeless. HisContinue reading “13. The Underworld”

12. The City behind the Fog

I’m back! Here is a flash fiction piece inspired by a thick fog we had a few weeks ago, when everything looked strange: * * * * * The fog on the 12th of August was the thickest ever seen in the city. The people woke to find their regular landmarks were all but gone,Continue reading “12. The City behind the Fog”