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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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A Letter for Emma

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Dear Emma,

There’s no easy way to say this, but I can’t stay with you any longer. I know the past five years seemed like a time of blissful contentment, but all my smiles were faked, all my gratitude imagined on your part. I know I am the one to blame, although I had hoped you would notice something was wrong before today.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Short Stories

 

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Denying Fantasy

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Entry 1 – August 28th

Hello again. Yes, I’m back after ten years of silence. Hopefully my new entries will be a lot more sensible than the last ones (‘No one understands me’, ‘What am I doing with my life’, et cetera), now that I’m past those teenage years of angst. In fact, I should probably tell you why I’m writing again. No, it’s not just because I found this journal laying around and thought it was too much of a coincidence.

There’s only so many times I’m happy to wake up after two to four hours of being chased, shot and/or murdered in different ways. It’s not just disrupting my morning; it puts me in a bad mood all day. I’m hoping that writing things down will help me get them off my chest, so I stop having that dreadful look in the morning. I would say I want to figure out what’s causing the nightmares, but since they’re daily occurrences, it would have to be something pretty dramatic, and I don’t want to quit my job or leave town. At least not yet. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Short Stories

 

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Dinner with Friends

This was written for the Two for Tuesday Challenge #8. Prompt: write a story that centers around food.

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He knew the recipe by heart, and called on it like a friendly acquaintance.

Marcus tore some basil leaves onto the tomato sauce below, which was quietly gurgling in expectation. Its excitement became palatable as the sauce’s sharp smell attempted to take over the kitchen, despite the extractor fan’s best efforts. After a quick stir he left them alone, knowing they would slowly infuse together, and proceeded to inspect the plates and bowls arranged on the counter top. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Flash Fiction

 

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Tuesday’s Call

I uploaded a short story, Tuesday’s call, to ReadWave. Go have a look and let me know what you think.

[Edit – I can’t seem to find it on their site anymore. The story is below.] Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Short Stories

 

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