Category: Flash Fiction

Lorelei

She lives alone in a lighthouse by the sea. Since she moved here 7 years ago, she’s had the same nightmare each night. A tall man, wearing a hooded shroud whispers her name over and over; ‘Lorelei, Lorelei’. She never sees his face, but… Continue Reading “Lorelei”

Aftermath

Tall grass grew between the railroad timbers. The last time a train passed this way was probably back in 2020 during the Covid-19 outbreak. Lucas followed train tracks because they always lead somewhere. Long ago, he got into the habit of counting steps. Each… Continue Reading “Aftermath”

The Story

Looking back, I don’t know why I was surprised every time love started or ended, because all things beautiful never last.There were the years when he wrapped his arms around my heart to keep me safe from the world but now, it’s all gone.… Continue Reading “The Story”

A Chance Encounter

There are moments caught between heart-beats when the world tilts on its axis and time stops. For the woman it is when she first hears his deep voice from behind while standing in line to see a movie. “Everything I learned, I learned from… Continue Reading “A Chance Encounter”

Freedom

On the day before they left the plantation, his former owner who had always treated him well, handed Tom Cook $10. This was more money than Tom had ever had in his life. The next day, he and his family headed northeast to Pennsylvania.… Continue Reading “Freedom”

Alone

The brilliant sun was showing signs of setting when Leona eased into her rocking chair. Her bones groaned and creaked; much like the chair who has been her only companion for many years. From the porch, she can see all the way to the… Continue Reading “Alone”

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… Continue Reading “The Absence of Light”

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