Tag: 2022-Flash-05

River Rush

River Rush

John always brought extra buckets on our river trips. Never mind the well, he always insisted on bringing back what he called God’s liquid vision.  As the temperature began to cool, our yearning for visiting the now ice-platted stream dampened, but John still insisted on going. In some ways, I couldn’t blame him. The auburn […]

Watching

Watching

It was the night before Halloween and she awoke with a choked gasp, the heaviness of the night clawing at her throat. Rushing to the window, she threw it open, the breeze stroking her sweaty face. Glancing back, she saw the clock. 11:59. Again. Every night for the past month she had awoken from the […]

Some Evening Drama

Some Evening Drama

I watched as my mom slammed the back door.  This was it. My little brother and I were finally home alone for the whole evening. “Can we watch a movie, Penny?” my brother Louis asked. “Why not?” I grabbed the remote and turned the TV on. We picked out our favorite scary movie about witches. […]

Do Not Talk to Strangers

Do Not Talk to Strangers

She was neither stupid nor naive. She was enjoying a holiday in Shangri-La, yet she should have been attentive to the parental rule, “Don’t talk to strangers.” Black Magic whiffed. Tantalising sandy beaches caressed her feet. Crystalline waters lovingly beckoned her to swim. From transparent to deeper ceruleans, the sea inked to Persian blue on […]

Forever Perfect

Forever Perfect

Emilie had everything, in Phoebe’s eyes. She was so loved, so gorgeous. Their peers watched her every step with adoration. She seemed like she should’ve peaked at 17, but you knew that she was kind and lovely, with wit to match, deserving of all the admirers and praise. Phoebe despised her. Emilie was perfectly polite […]

Voodoo Women

Voodoo Women

I’ll never forget that day. I was just minding my own business, not hurting nobody.  But soon as I walked into my yard, all my energy was suddenly sucked outta me, my life force exploding in a spangly ball of silvery blue light. I could hardly move, had to gasp for every breath. I knew exactly […]

Down a Dusty Lane

Down a Dusty Lane

October sighed, sending shivers down the spine of silver birches and rust crowned oaks. Lingering sunbeams dissolved into dusk as my footsteps echoed down lamp lit streets. I trembled when I passed the church. Saint Mary’s stony facade loomed grimly overhead while I clutched the dagger hard in my hand. God knew my evil errand. […]

A Perfect Holiday

A Perfect Holiday

‘Don’t be like that!’ I shout at the receding tail-lights of our hired car. I was hoping for a perfect holiday, with the blues of sea and sky stunningly merging on this late October on the sunny shores of Crete, but no… she always has to be right and ruin everything. Obviously, it’s my fault […]

Ghostly Powers

Ghostly Powers

On All Hallows’ Eve, Duncan arrived home with tiny chocolate bars for trick-or-treating ghosts and goblins. He stared at the extensive array of spooky garden decorations and the old couple rocking back and forth on his porch. They were dressed in clothes from a century ago, enjoying the late afternoon sun. Like the decorations and […]

Anticipation

Anticipation

With a deep sigh, he shut his eyes hard. “If it’s possible, may this cup be taken from me,” he whispered, making an effort not to start crying.   “I knew this day would come,” he thought, “but I’m far from ready. I need more time! O, God! This is terrible!” He was an experienced […]

The Basement

The Basement

They have been dating for a while. It has been a flowery relationship. Although they have had some thorny seasons, a better part has been charming. Kevin’s lemon juice is the last word in the juice-making industry. It has an unparalleled history. The patronage is mind-blowing. Several times he has been asked to share his […]

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