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”

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”

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”

20. The End of the Twenties

I’m back with another “Fiction by Numbers” tale.  We are now up to number 20. *  *  *  *  * In her apartment high on the hillside above Hollywood, Lotte raised her glass of champagne to the twinkling lights of the city. The air was sweet with the scent of hibiscus and geranium. The lowContinue reading “20. The End of the Twenties”

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”

10. Message from the Stars

  “It’s happening again Ma’am.” Jane Brown, head of the Pacific Ocean Space Monitoring Station, looked up to see Richard, her junior technician, in the doorway. The strain on the young scientist’s face was evident. It was only three months since the new telescope had become operational. They had not expected to pick up messagesContinue reading “10. Message from the Stars”

In the Time of the Forest

No flash fiction this week! But instead, some news about a new “Unusual Tale” that is now available on Amazon. Here’s the plot: “The heart of a forest creature is large enough for the mountains, the air, the streams and the woods, but it must never allow love for a humankind.” Europe 1682. All herContinue reading “In the Time of the Forest”

9. Nine Lives

  It is said that cats have nine lives. As Trixie, the black cat, peered over the rooftops below, she had a sinking feeling she may have used up all her lives already. She placed one paw in front of the other and edged along the wall. She had used up one life when she hadContinue reading “9. Nine Lives”

7. Goblin Cabs

“If you had the chance to change your life, would you?” It was a strange question to hear on a street corner and the guy who said it was a strange-looking guy. He wore jeans, a sweatshirt and grubby sneakers, but his eyes shone brightly and his expression was impish. “You don’t look so happyContinue reading “7. Goblin Cabs”