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The smell coming from the thug robbing me was horrendous. More than the usual body odour you’d expect on a hot Saturday night, worse even than an open sewer. 1,110 more words

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Back to School

This week writers unpacked their book bags and delved into school. From slates to bullies, kindergarten to college, boys and girls feature in this week’s flash fiction. 1,444 more words

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It's The Middle Of The Night And......

….officially Wednesday here which means I am late with my Tuesday Flash Fiction post – But what the hell – Better late than never.

So this is something I wrote at the beginning of last year.   370 more words

Rosalind Nazilli

James Holden: Jack

I am sat in complete darkness . It’s not the longest I have been trapped in here. A while ago they must have kept me in total darkness for what felt like at least a fortnight and I started hallucinating. 325 more words

James Holden


Photo from special images.co.uk.

A response to this week’s flash fiction challenge at Thain in Vain.

Prompt: “You have ten seconds…”

Dogfight (500 words) 519 more words


Horse Sense

Flash Fiction

by Charles McKelvy

The command was clear: “Lope your ponies.”

The command was clear, but Julie’s execution was not.

She knew she knew what “lope” meant, but she was way too nervous, so she told her “pony,” the 15-year-old gelding, Maximillian, to “pick up the pace, Max.” 323 more words

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Photo Story #23

This is my little sister. She’s not so bad after all. Now Mom and Dad don’t notice my messy room. I had a dream last night that when we’re older, I wait for her after races with a glass of water.