Wrapped

Prompt courtesy of Madison Woods and the Friday Fictioneers.   Fantastic photo by Piya Singh.  Read more great flash fiction here. Apologies for the lateness, and the overrun – this story was snatched from minutes on an airoplane, and sent on the beach.  (I know! poor me…) and there was limited editing time.  Apologies also for … Continue reading

Cats and Dogs

Thanks to Madison Woods for posting the prompt, and for the photo by Stacy Plowright, and the Friday Fictioneers for the great stories.  Crit very welcome. Cats and Dogs Anna always thought twice about getting in a lift with a man.  But it was nine flights of stairs.  She’d been away all day and her … Continue reading

Tale of the Goat – Part 2

This is based on a challenge I wrote for the Six Minute Story.  Strictly speaking, as per the prompt kindly provided last week by Madison Woods, the goat should still be in the tree, possibly in some state of decay.  But the Tall Man is a person of heart, and understated courage.  Sat at his … Continue reading

Scratch of Fuchsia

Thanks to Madison for posting the prompt, and Maggie Duncan for a great photo.  Head over to Madison Woods for more flash fiction. Wondereagle – Scratch of Fuchsia He had been looking for days. Alex crouched on the rocks.  Water rushed past him, as fog swirled over his back. His eyes scanned the river.  He … Continue reading

Tale of the Goat – Part 1

Prompt photo courtesy of Madison Woods. Photo by Lura Helms A tall man stands at a window.   He cranes his neck, squinting.  He picks up the phone on his desk. Tall Man:  “Yes, ambulance and fire department. St James’s Park, London. Yes, there’s an unconscious man outside my office. No  – mid thirties, maybe. It … Continue reading

Tale of the Lamb

Tale of the Lamb

  A Tall Man stands at the desk of a Round Faced Man, who is swinging excitedly on his swivel chair. Tall Man:  I know – complete nutter.  I mean, I said to him “I don’t even like cats!” Round Faced Man:  Yeah! There are some real head cases out there.  Complete crazies.  Did you … Continue reading

WonderEagle

WonderEagle

Wing against icy rocks, moss and bracken splintered her chest.  Salt wind tugged at the downy feathers around her face. She pushed her chin to her chest, and slit her eyes. Below the cliff, a blood red mini streaked its way over the snaking coast road.  Yellow headlights flickered through the broken, hooked fingers of … Continue reading

Old Dog Dies Alone

Old Dog Dies Alone

Cal blinked as the grass and the trees and the sun swam into focus.  Blood crept past him into the dirt, towards the car tyres.  He reached down and felt his pocket – empty.  Bastards. It was a simple deal.  He must have done thousands like it.  But the kids these days weren’t just dealers, … Continue reading

Alien in Marigolds

Alien in Marigolds

“Oh great.  Now I’m seeing things.  Where’s my phone?”  Alexa turned her back on the Alien standing next to the cooker, pulled off her yellow washing up gloves and reached for her smartphone.  She started scrolling through her contacts. The Alien’s antennae contracted.  This was not what normally happened. “Hi… not that fine actually.  I’m … Continue reading