Flash Fiction

Fortune Teller

This was initially written for #FridayFlash is ‘Fortune Teller’, 500 words or less, but almost fits the prompt of writing in the third person, hence I’m linking it with #WickedWednesday. Two family members tell fortunes, using runes and with tarot cards. For a halloween party long-ago, I tried my hand at reading tarot cards. It’s …

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Stone staircase with graffitti

Second Place

This piece was originally submitted for #FridayFlash – a flash fiction meme run by F.Leonora (Prompt: Places)but it’s eminently suitable for #WickedWednesday‘s (Prompt: Dark Streets)   (image courtesy of Charlie) Faye hurtled up the stone staircase, determined not to trip or stumble, lactic acid seared quad and calf muscles while lungs burned with exertion. Joe’d …

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Chips

The night air was cold, a heavy dampness hanging around, creeping into clothes, seeping through her scratchy wool coat, swirling round legs.  Her breath made puffs like smoke while the orange street lights lit nothing well, everything looked sickly. The smell of his chips, sharp with vinegar, made her nose crinkle, her tummy rumble. His …

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