Tag: 2020-Flash-02

The Decision

The Decision

Tick, or tock?Ring, or knock?Left, or right?Fight, or flight? Up, or down?Smile, or frown?Yes, or no?Stay, or go? Black, or white?Day, or night?Live, or die?Truth, or lie? So many simple decisions that led to this moment, that will lead to the next moment, and never stop. This or that leads to that or this. Will […]

The Flickering Lights

The Flickering Lights

The familiar chatter of children echoed throughout the hollow classroom. The lighting flickered from glowing orbs, the color of lemons, which were placed throughout the room. Devon sat in the far back, at a peculiar desk covered in pencil marks and scratches. Everyone else’s desks were completely identical: slight discoloration with a 3 carved into […]

The Expanse of a Breath

The Expanse of a Breath

I stood and observed the paint-chipped, ruby red door, confined by the cottage’s fatigued stone brickwork. The sun’s rays bore down furiously, augmenting the shine of the gilded lion’s head, which exhibited its teeth in a permanent display as if to ward off any potential wanderer that chose to disturb the cottage’s content bubble of […]

The Queen

The Queen

As the most trusted maiden of the queen, I was a role model to all younglings. But no one could teach better than the queen. From her significant journeys she has taught all under her rule that no one can ever be trusted. She’d made decisions that she regrets and ones that she smiles upon. […]

King Conch

King Conch

It was time again to visit my father at Cornerstone Home. He had been a patient here for seven years; his quick deterioration meant I needed help. Lewy body dementia stole all his prized memories, leaving behind well-formed hallucinations and a long trail of delusions. A once soft-spoken man, now prone to fits of anger. […]

The Chess Master

The Chess Master

I have been sitting here for hours playing game after game. I stare at the ivory chess set laid out in front of me, contemplating my next move. I move a pawn two squares forward before turning the board around and moving a white bishop to take an opposing pawn. Playing against one’s self is […]

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