Tag: 2020-Flash-02

The Child

The Child

Cry Move on Joyce looked slowly at the two options and picked number two.  She faltered, wondering whether she had chosen the right option. The news of her sister’s death was still fresh, and for nine months Joyce had allowed herself only one option—cry—so it was a surprise to see another option that morning. The […]

Just Walk Away

Just Walk Away

“Do you trust me?” There it was, his choice. He looked from her outstretched hand to the dark abyss staring right at them. This is where their path led; a gloomy void straight from medieval depictions of the gates to hell, only missing the flames and the screams of tortured souls. Maybe hearing cries and […]

Remember

Remember

Her name was Sandra. Or Sandie. She couldn’t quite remember now, not with the pounding pain in her head, always making its way to other parts of her body, torturing her every second of her miserable life. She was so tired. Why wasn’t medicine working? Or was it working enough just to keep her in […]

Leaf Cutters

Leaf Cutters

“Guilty for 2nd degree murder, guilty for the possession of an unlicensed firearm…” The voice of the judge faded away as he continued listing all the charges my client was guilty for. My eyes swerved to Jordan´s expression as the judge stated his sentence. Tears began running  down his eyes, and he immediately  looked behind […]

Baked with Math

Baked with Math

Harry stood in the kitchen of the Blakes’ suburban home, his curved metal body gleaming dully between the short, chubby frames of the two young Blake twins. That was what the Blake family called him – “Harry” –  because his model number, H-R3, was too difficult for the boys to remember. Their little round faces […]

A Higher Law

A Higher Law

“Please, Miss Avery!” Dinah knelt before her mistress in the dark and gloomy barn, her apron clenched in trembling hands. Lightning flashed like searchlights outside the creaking walls while thunder stormed above in violent, wild clamors. “She’s the only family I got left.” Kentucky rain came fierce and heavy, drumming on the roof like an […]

The Age of Angelo

The Age of Angelo

A seagull drifted overhead, mewling after scraps, and Angelo watched it disappear with a wistful expression. The darkening sky sat sandwiched between one row of terraced houses and another. Shoving his hands into his pockets, he retreated back indoors to where the voices of his housemates echoed down the corridor. He was about to open […]

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatocellular carcinoma mortality rate. Hepatocellular carcinoma survival rate. Hepatocellular carcinoma stage 3. These were the components of her Google search history. Then came one more, right at the top: euthanasia.     

Puma

Puma

The weather was hot and humid. Walking outside felt like opening up a steamy pot. A warm and sticky breeze flowed all around us but didn’t seem to provide us with any oxygen. We decided to stay inside for the evening. At this time the world transformed and the unbearable heat turned into bitterly cold […]

Vows

Vows

Mary stared down at the ring in her hand.  It still had a gleam that caught the eye, even after thirteen years.  Long years.  She clenched her fist, feeling the small gold band dig into the skin of her palm.  Relaxing her fingers, she again looked down, her expression blank as she considered the idea […]

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