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Flash Fiction Friday: My Choice

You don’t understand. I had to do this. I had to make this choice.

I know what it means to take the fire within me, to let it consume me. 130 more words


Esther Newton's Monday Motivations : Parts of a dismembered whole

He struggles to remember when he first saw the darkness in his daughter Emily. Perhaps it’s the effects of the medication, but the past arrives in clumps, like clay torn from a sculpture, parts of a dismembered whole … 232 more words

The Ship

For as long as anyone could remember there had always been the ship. People were born, people lived their lives, and people died, on the ship. 459 more words

Short Story

Firey Dinner

Farah stood in front of the pot of water. It sat, unmoving, the element below red, heating.

She looked at the instructions on the hot dog package again. 205 more words

Short Story

Whatever Happens, Happens

by Christopher Acker

Taryn pops her head into the bathroom.

“Can I get you anything?” she asks.

I wait for the pain in my gut to pass before replying, “Like what?” 512 more words

Flash Fiction

Of Special Note:



by Charles McKelvy

The principal clarinetist arrived at orchestra hall long before the concert, and, as was his custom, he immediately began fussing with his reeds. 1,193 more words

Flash Fiction

An Inappropriate Reply - FFfAW

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers is a writing challenge hosted by Priceless Joy. It involves writing a piece of fiction from the given photo prompt in around 75-150 words – give or take 25 words. 442 more words

Creative Writing