Tag: 2020-Flash-01

The Hitchhiker

The Hitchhiker

As he gripped the wheel of his pearl-white Porsche, a dark idea was taking shape in the mind of Harrison Quinn. “I must end it all…” The gloom deepened to a point of madness as he drove. Then, just as his desperation became unbearable, panic burning, he saw a hitchhiker in the distance. Harrison felt […]

Afterlife

Afterlife

My sister is the one I miss the most. We had been close our whole lives, barely ever apart until now. She is my junior by just over a year but a lot of the time she feels older than me, sometimes as old as the universe itself. It seems to me as though she […]

Egg and Soldiers

Egg and Soldiers

Toby lies in pyjamas on the dew-damp lawn, tearing up grass. His eyes follow an ant as it surmounts a toppled dandelion, hauling a grain of rice spilled at last night’s silent supper. Toby grabs another tuft and observes his giant’s hand once more shake the creature from its landscape. Toby’s hungry but Mum’s in […]

Artistic

Artistic

Everyone around her grew larger; their shadows looming over her were thicker and their voices more pronounced. It was a day like any other—until it wasn’t. Her parents were in front of the TV, where Amanda saw hurried figures in turquoise costumes and blue masks covering their mouths. A shadow came up to her, the […]

Draig

Draig

They have no idea what I have been through. I am strong, I am resilient, I have been nothing and now I am everything. No words can hurt me. No stones can break me. Even the voices on the inside can’t hurt me. I have felt the highest highs and the lowest lows. I have […]

Noisy Neighbor

Noisy Neighbor

Slap. Loud slap. More loud slaps. She’s at it again. The skateboard girl from across the street is out in the middle of it, practicing her kickflip. Over and over she tries, but never gets it right.  She’s seven-ish, wears her helmet, and she never gives up. I never see her smile. All I see […]

Maggie’s New Pal

Maggie’s New Pal

“I don’t wanna go to kindergarten,” Maggie whined, staring at the floor beneath her before sitting down. “I like preschool. Why does it have to change?” Nobody responded. Frustrated with the lack of an audience that she was getting in her empty room, she scanned its cluttered floors for a toy worth complaining to. The […]

Concealed

Concealed

I am sure nobody has ever been alright on their first day of senior year in high school. I am no exception, except my anxiety is probably a thousand times more than an average student’s. Racing heart? Check. Fast breathing? Check. Fumbling steps? Check. Walking into the new school, I pull the sleeves of my […]

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