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Blank Canvas

This was written for the Two for Tuesday Challenge #23. Prompt: Blank Canvas.

Some days Victor would dip his paintbrush in oil as blue as the morning sky and attempt to replicate its glory on his mother’s canvas, but the paint would somehow disappear before leaving its mark. Other days a careful shade of grey covering the top half of the canvas would change colour erratically, from red to green and purple, only to vanish before his eyes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 3, 2013 in Flash Fiction

 

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Buried Details

This was written for the Two for Tuesday Challenge #22. Prompt: Buried Details.

CowMug

‘Why is there a cow drowning in my mug?’
It wasn’t drowning, exactly, but it felt as though I had liberated it by getting halfway through my tea. Its pleading ceramic eyes told me it was happy to have finally surfaced. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2013 in Flash Fiction

 

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Wax Museum

This was written for the Two for Tuesday Challenge #21. Prompt: Wax Museum.

He heard a soft noise as a drop of candlewax hit the floor. He imagined the dust it was adhering to, the speed with which it was solidifying, and fought his own instinct to stop and pick it up.

I don’t have time, he thought as he sped up, not today. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2013 in Flash Fiction

 

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Black Velvet

This was written for the Two for Tuesday Challenge #20. Prompt: Black Velvet.

 

I noticed a softness against my cheek, then the ghost of an ache I couldn’t justify – the idea that my skin and muscles wanted to scream in pain but didn’t know why.

I managed to sit up on the black velvet sofa, only to find myself dizzy from hunger, tiredness and confusion. There were equally dark, glossy sofas outlined against jet walls. Ebony cloth was draped over what I hoped were windows, but could just as easily have been mirrors to the room’s dark interior.

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Posted by on August 7, 2013 in Flash Fiction

 

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How to Start

Prompt: Write multiple beginnings for the same story. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2013 in Flash Fiction

 

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Dirty Laundry

This was written for the Two for Tuesday Challenge #12. Prompt: Dirty Laundry.

 

‘Jeremy has been doing very well in his English class,’ Mum said while Jeremy smiled a toothy, brown smile and finished the rest of his hot chocolate.

‘Oh, that’s great!’ Anne replied while helping herself to another biscuit. I suppose that’s a fair exchange for having to listen to Mum babbling. What are friends for, eh? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2013 in Flash Fiction

 

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White Noise

This was written for the Two for Tuesday Challenge #11. Prompt: White Noise (under 200 words).

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Posted by on June 7, 2013 in Flash Fiction

 

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