Category Archives: Flash Fiction

Friday Fictioneers #11 Cloud Latitudes

The midnight sun held back the darkness while we climbed. Clouds had descended all around. We climbed higher than clouds, and as dusk gathered saw eerie blue noctilucent wisps at the edge of space. We were on top of the … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers #10 The Scandalous Dress

Photo Copyright – Janet Webb “May I borrow your scandalous dress?”   He and I often talked in the hall about books. When I mentioned reading the Scarlet Letter for class, I could not breathe and neither could he. Yet he … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers #9 Clues and Equations

Ed Nyms hated hearing his name called out in public, but he could not risk the trucker following him back to his rig. The phone was broken but some angel left a marker that worked. My trembled scrawl: E Nyms=Lori=Cyn- “The … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers #8 Kingdom of the Mind

“Bloody good find! It’s Shakespeare!” “Don’t be so quick about it,” Sir Waverly warned his Stratfordian colleague Hitchbottom. “We can’t attribute this poem to the Bard. Have you forgotten the 17th Earl of Oxford once lived in and lost this … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers #7 A Tribute to Jimmy

Jimmy painted what lay under the surface. He saw hidden in me a woman that was still amorphous and open to the world. He said reality was as mutable as one of his paintings, that misfortune could be a catalyst … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers #6 In the Alien World

In the alien world jumping from a building meant falling upward. Caught like a trembling leaf against the curved lip of the roof, only smooth rounded stone kept Jake from tumbling into the sky. Then hands gripped his leg. A … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers #5 What Good is a Book?

“The school says you can’t read classic books on tablet!” and “I loved The Little Princess!” her mother said. Leith stabbed a finger at a dumb word on a page made of dead trees. Switching book for tablet, within minutes … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers #4 He Reminds Her What it is to be Alive

This morning tumbling from the billowing waves of the bed-sheet, a stone banded the white and blue of the ocean outside her window. She put it on the sill with the piece of sea glass discovered while folding clothes and remembered their … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers #3: The Eye of Aeturnius

Anna was texting in the field when a fiery eye opened in the air nearby. “After long ages, you have found them, Aeturnius. We will reclaim the escaped slaves tomorrow,” said the Worldgazer’s superior, still glaring through the scope. “But … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers #2: Thoughts of a Tree

The Friday Fictioneers is an online group dedicated to crafting flash fiction pieces of a 100 words each week with the inspiration of a photo prompt. This is my second week and this group is so supportive and easy going … Continue reading

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My First Friday Fictioneers: Whose Reality?

My First Friday Fictioneers story! The object is to write a flash fiction piece using a photo prompt. It is tough staying at 100 words. This week the prompt is the suggestion “Whose Reality?” and the following picture. During the … Continue reading

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