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Listening

I’m woken abruptly, blinking in the lightless room, uncurling myself from the corner sofa where I crashed out. Terrible noises. Coming from the floor below. Possibly a few floors below. The high shrieks shoot their way into my head, bringing me … Continue reading

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In the dark (flash fiction)

“Don’t waste your time looking up, darling.” A voice, once smooth like water running over rocks, voice now broken and high-pitched. He knew whose voice it was. “Even if you could see there’s nothing here worth looking at.” “Where am I?” … Continue reading

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Carreras (flash fiction)

“Mommy has a new boyfriend.” Six year old Erica was eating a cheese and pickle sandwich on the school playground. Her little blond playmate, Sam, sat swinging her thin legs back and forward. “Is he nice?” “He bought me candy,” … Continue reading

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Kesi (flash fiction)

The moon was distorted into cubist patterns through the bathroom window glass. It was dark outside – well, as dark as it could get in this part of the city. The best dark the sky could seem to achieve was … Continue reading

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Last night (flash fiction)

Aliro lay perfectly still in the dark of her bedroom. Waiting. Rain was hitting the side of the house in loud bursts and the wind made the windows bang. Gusts that found their way through the gaps blew the curtains … Continue reading

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Why does school exist

  “Excuse me sir.” The teacher was ignoring the girl. She did not ask satisfying questions. “Excuse me, I have a question. Why does school exist?” Sniggers rippled through the class. She stood up at her desk, encouraged. Baiting the teacher … Continue reading

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One of them

“Where are you going?” “I’m leaving. I don’t want to cross the border.” “Oh?” The commander inquired, raising his eyebrows. He was a young man, only a couple of years older than Celia, and handsome with his short blond hair … Continue reading

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A nasty place

First there is darkness. It lasts for a long time. Whether it be minutes or years, it does not matter; time holds no meaning for me. Then there is light. Just a little light. Enough to show grey behind my … Continue reading

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There was an authoritative banging on the door.

“Police! Open up!” “A perfect opportunity to test my bomb!” The man laughed as he threw the explosives towards the door. It did, admittedly, achieve his purpose, and prevent the cop entry into the house by killing him. It also … Continue reading

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Crash!

“What was that?” The young man turned his head to the doors behind him, unsure of where the noise had come from. On receiving no reply he fastened sharp blue eyes on the face of the hostess. She was a … Continue reading

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