Itchy – Flash Fiction

Irritating, burning, itching. Every millimetre of her skin inflamed. Nails not long enough for a satisfactory scratch. Uncomfortable; agitated. Twisting, contorting, trying to reach, clawing at her own body. Breaking through epidermis. Bleeding. Skin falling to the floor. Long strips and small flakes. Freckles and hair follicles being scratched away. Itchy; itching; itched. Tight uncomfortable... Continue Reading →

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A Natural End

I sat opposite her, an uncomfortable silence hung in the air between us; like we were strangers unsure of what to talk about. I didn’t feel the need or urge to tell her anything. Everything we’d usually talk about just didn’t seem of importance - we didn’t want to talk anymore. We fiddled with our... 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 →

Her Favourite Pastime

She looked rather shy and nervous as she stepped into the café and looked around for a table. She waited patiently in the doorway for a little while and as a group got up to leave, she timidly sat in their now vacant seats. Gently dropping her bag to the floor, she spotted a plastic... Continue Reading →

Trying to get home

“Can anyone spare one pound please?” Silence fell. A small percentage of the passengers on the bus looked up whilst the majority were on their phones, reading books and magazines, or simply pretending not to hear anything. “Please – I’m trying to get home. I just need one pound coin.” A few more people stirred... Continue Reading →

In Hiding

The sound of my heavy breathing filled the air around me; moving my position slightly, the rustle of leaves and twigs added to my ears. Feeling frustrated I tried to be as still, and as silent as possible. In the darkness of the cold December night, they cannot see me; the only thing that could... Continue Reading →

The Girl in the Green Tshirt

The idea for this story came about whilst thinking about break-ups and how people dread running into their exes. I thought it was a decent idea and makes for a really good piece of flash fiction. I hope you enjoy it too. SK ... The memory of her haunts me. I always regretted what I... Continue Reading →

Runaway

The idea for this 125 word piece of flash fiction came to me when I was wondering round the Eden Project in Cornwall. It is more a snapshot of a life than a complete story in terms of a beginning, a middle and an end, but I like it and wanted to share it. SK...... Continue Reading →

Struggling to Keep up

This piece of flash fiction comes from a quick writing exercise I did. I haven't been feeling the writing vibe all that much lately, so to break this, I write. I write quickly and without too much thinking. Thinking lets that inner critic speak out loud. I hope you like it...  SK.   Rage filled every fibre... Continue Reading →

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