Category Archives: Flash Fiction

The Writer – Finale

Continuing from the previous part, which you can read here. Writer opens the door and sees … SPOUSE, looking bedraggled. WRITER What’s wrong? SPOUSE Did you not hear me fall down the steps? Writer looks blank. WRITER I’m sorry. SPOUSE … Continue reading

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The Writer – Part Three

Continuing from the previous part, which you can read here. INT. ROOM — LATER Writer reads over story. Sighs. An even louder GROAN emanates from behind the closed door. Followed by six sharp RAPS. Wary, Writer stands and creeps toward … Continue reading

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The Writer – Part Two

Continuing from the previous part, which you can read here. INT. ROOM — LATER Writer continues to stare at monitor. Realizes lack of marketing effort du jour. Writer tweets: I’d tweet something clever, but am too busy writing. #amwriting #toobusy … Continue reading

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The Writer

  FADE IN: INT. ROOM – DAY WRITER sits and stares out the window. Types a few lines. Stops. Checks email. 500 messages. Writer ignores them. Sits and stares out the window. As if possessed, Writer’s fingers come alive and … Continue reading

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The John Lennon Parody

If you’re not familiar with John Lennon’s writing, you may find the following a bit strange. Don’t worry … that’s because it is strange. As strange as John Lennon’s writing was. Well, if you’re unfamiliar with the awesomely bizarre prose … Continue reading

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The Wait

She sat in her room. Thinking. It was an accident. Her elbow had bumped the cup. It crashed to the floor. Then, after cleaning it up She’d stepped on a glass splinter. It’s not fair. It was an accident. She … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast

Ernest Hemingway is alleged to have written the following short story on a bet: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. This has been interpreted in all sorts of ways (generally tragic). It’s also been parodied. How differently the story reads … Continue reading

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What Would You Do?

Imagine you’re a police officer. You’ve just stopped a car that’s been reported stolen. As you approach the vehicle, the driver emerges, Very tall, very big. You instruct him to get back into the car. Instead he reaches into his … Continue reading

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The Bully

I got the idea of writing a short piece about bullying after seeing the #LaterHaters Writing Challenge on Wattpad. But the first thing I wrote wasn’t uplifting. It was more like a warning about the side effects of bullying. So, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Day

  Here we go. It’s another attempt at flash fiction. The sky was a brilliant blue. The kind that gave trees and buildings A stark outline, their colors bright. The warm breeze drifted by her. The scent of coffee from … Continue reading

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