5. The leaf with five points

  The writer had set herself a task. She would write a story each week, a piece of microfiction, based around a number. She would apply herself with the same discipline as an athlete and the same dedication as a scientist. Only through practice and determination would she realise her dream of being a realContinue reading “5. The leaf with five points”

3. The Three Elements

  The heat of the sun was intense. The fire warmed his limbs, as strong as a kiln. His dust-encrusted eyes flashed open. At first, all he could see was the blinding sunlight in the cloudless sky. Staggering to his feet, he gazed around a red desert. He took a step forward into this strangeContinue reading “3. The Three Elements”

1. Muse

He first saw her in the middle of the city and he knew at once that she was the one. A dreamy girl with a sweet smile, eyes meeting his just as she disappeared into the crowds. He searched for her in vain. He was late for university that day. He saw her again overContinue reading “1. Muse”

0. Clouds

  They said not to look out the window, but after traveling through darkness for so long, Charlie could not resist. The sun was rising and a gentle light suffused the clouds which swirled away to the horizon. “Sit down,” the steward said, marching through the cabin, “Everybody – seatbelts on!” He was tense. TheyContinue reading “0. Clouds”

Flash Fiction 17. The Girl in the Crypt

Some of you were curious about the girl in the crypt, who appeared in Two Sentence Stories. Here’s her tale…   The sun had not yet risen and the sky over Paris was a dim dream-like blue. Eloise and her master walked through the cobblestone streets of the Ile de la Cite. There was somethingContinue reading “Flash Fiction 17. The Girl in the Crypt”

Story Excerpt – “The Wary Traveler”

We’re now heading towards the last 24 hours of the free promotion for “The Wary Traveler”! If you haven’t done so, make sure you hop across to Amazon to get your copy – http://www.amazon.com/dp/ASIN/B00DILP6JS! Free offer ends midnight (Pacific Standard Time) Sunday 8th December 2013! It’s midsummer in Europe and Jim, a young American who hasContinue reading “Story Excerpt – “The Wary Traveler””

Flash Fiction 15. Christmas Past

  Grandpa didn’t have any technology at his house, so whenever he came to visit, he stared closely at the automatic garage door, sensor lights and indoor climate control. Lindy thought it was funny, but her mother just said Grandpa preferred to live the old way. Lindy couldn’t help showing off her new tablet though,Continue reading “Flash Fiction 15. Christmas Past”

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”