You’ve Got 10 Seconds to Save Your Life – Flash Fiction

“10” I started counting down; it was the only thing I could think of. “9” what kind of psycho gives someone seconds to change his mind? “8” There’s no real reason to keep me alive, so why should he? “7” God I hope this works “6” I’m counting down to my own death! “5” He... Continue Reading →

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Falling Stars – Flash Fiction

With a finger tracing over her skin, she connected the freckles, dot to dot on her arm, tracing out the constellation that she used to be a part of. A constellation forever changed because she was no longer apart of it; but there it was, upon her skin, preserving its place in history. A nod... Continue Reading →

Buttons

It was when a button popped off, straining under the pressure of holding his blue shirt closed, that he realised something needed to be done. That shirt was the largest one he could find in the shop when he’d brought it, only a few months ago. The thought of going to a specialist clothes shop,... Continue Reading →

All Lies

  “Silly girl, do you think I actually loved you?” She looked at him, her eyes questioning, her lips drying, her heart exploding, “You certainly made it seem that way” came her meek response. “You were just a part of the cover story,” he admitted, “but you can go away now” His words were cold,... Continue Reading →

Growing Up

All children must eventually grow up. Some mature faster than others but it happens to them all. You just cannot stop it. As time moves forward, speeding through the present, making every second history, children get older. They become disinterested in their passions, swapping and changing them on a whim. Developing, learning, growing. Not so... Continue Reading →

The Mystery of Her

Day after day, year after year, he had said nothing of his affections. He often thought about doing so, of coming right out with it but he just couldn’t do it. Scared of more rejection, the fear of being even more alone if she spurned him. The one time he did try to tell her... Continue Reading →

Impulse Buy

  “I repeat, do not go outside. Board up all windows and doors” It was the same on every channel they flicked through, well, except one channel who had decided to lighten the mood of the world with back to back reruns of Monty Python. She felt fed up, like a caged animal, bored of... Continue Reading →

Soul Mates

She looked at the new ink scrawled across the inside of her wrist. It was smaller than she had thought it would be; but she had no idea really what to expect in appearance or in what it said. Everybody’s was different. Some people’s tattoos read nicely, whilst some had something silly or nonsensical emblazoned... Continue Reading →

Curiosity Killed the Cat

A little exercise in creating tension and mystery. I like to think that I haven't done too badly, but either way, I would love to receive any comments or feedback. Happy reading, SK. No one was home, but she felt the need to tiptoe, moving swiftly and easily around the living room. She had no... Continue Reading →

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