Category: Flash Fiction & Poetry

Here you will find the fictional stories and poetry I write from time to time.

Dear Diary: I want a sleep in!

He stands next to my bed smiling at me. The most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen. The cheeky devil is lucky he’s so damn cute. He is up, so as far as he is concerned the rest of us should be. “Mummy get up”…

Flash Fiction: Eastcliff, a 120-word-short-story

I ponder the old walls that are keeping out the savage night. The hungry wind rattles the shutters and tries to make its way through the gaps in the floor boards. The fire crackles and pops keeping my body warm, but the flickering fire…

Flash Fiction: Timothy’s close call, a 270-word-short-story

I’m not sure where this story came from. I was sitting in front of my computer thinking about rose petals floating on water, for no particular reason, then they turned into leaves and so this story began.  * * * Timothy sat upon his…

Flash Fiction: Burned, a 250-word short story

His blood called to my blood like a magnetic current. No matter how much I tried to fight, I couldn’t escape his pull. My body moved towards him without my permission. My chest felt tight and my heart raced as if trying to explode…

What happened here?

There is a wooden rocking chair covered with dust. And a mattress eaten away by time. Discarded on the bare window sill sits an old teddy bear. He saw it all and he still continues to see. Love, illness and pain. Death, dust and…

Prologue: Discovering Home

So my attempt at NaNoWriMo 2015 was a bit on the Go Slow. Life got in the way. But I intend to finish the story I started.  So far I’m calling it, Discovering Home, but that’s its working title and may change. The longest continuous piece I…

At Peace: Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Story Challenge

She felt at peace as she stood on the edge of the cliff overlooking the ocean. The Sorceress had foretold the outcome of this day 90 years ago when she was a mere 15. She’d had a good life with her human family, a…