Category: Flash Fiction

The Absence of Light

Dressed in his finest black suit, Jake asks her, “Kat, are you sure you’re ready for this?” “Yes.” He kisses her and turns her around, secures the blindfold. “You look luscious, sweetheart. Good enough to eat.” Kat takes a deep breath, “Well, you know…

Devoured

Everyone is gone now. The crows have disappeared, and the locusts have moved on. There is nothing left but dried stalks, whitened bones, and a cold wind. This empty field save for my lone silhouette, this is the barrenness of harvest or pestilence. First,…

In The Forest Glen

Every day she returns to this glen where the forest floor is damp and lush and the mushrooms bloom. Long ago, these memories were left here with the trees, and this is where she always finds them. He was the love of her life,…

Finding Herself

It’s been 20 years since Virginia stepped through the battered door to her childhood home. Her mother died and the house became hers, along with a cryptic handwritten note left behind. ‘Virginia, you will love again the stranger who was your self but you…

The Feast

The last addition to John’s living aquarium arrives tonight. These oddities are prized; amazing what millions of dollars can buy. The truck arrives and the iron gate opens. From high above John shouts ‘Let the creature loose!’ It slides into the water and the…

The Morrigan

The last recollection I have is the ravens in the onyx night. I am swirling in this void as flurries of wings caress my cheeks with their delicate feathers. They called to me from high in the starlit sky and then I dreamt I…

The Wish

“Are you sure about this, Beau?”“Yes.”“Once you sign, the change is immediate, and there is no going back.”“I understand completely.”He signs his name, and in a burst of light, there is nothing on the table but a watch and gold ring.A dog sat in…

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