Posts Tagged amwriting

The Moving Shell

“Isn’t the view amazing,” Gloria said. She looked over her shoulder at her best friend Julia who stood further back from the cliff edge. She didn’t look enthused to be there. The women had hiked to the lighthouse at the urging of the owner of the bed and breakfast. The old man had said that […]

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The Upstairs Room

#flashfiction  Sergeant Wilson stood hunched against the blowing snow outside the Victorian home. Two dozen other cops huddled in the shadows near doors and windows preparing for the go signal. According to the Fed running the show there was some kind of Satanic cult in the house. They had a kidnapped girl and were probably […]

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Charlie McCarthy’s Baby

#flashfiction  Mary walked into the nursery gently rocking her baby. Her little angel gurgled as she lost her struggle with wakefulness and closed her eyes to dream baby dreams. “Finally,” Mary said. She looked over her shoulder with a smile at her husband, Jake, who stood in the doorway. “She’s finally asleep,” she whispered. He […]

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The Summoning

#flashfiction  Lord Armitage glided down the stone steps to the cellar of Armitage castle. The hem of his black velvet robe swept the ancient dust from the steps as he descended. The robe was embroidered in eldritch symbols with threads of precious and rare metals. If one were to stare at the designs they would […]

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Daycare

#flashfiction “Come along children. Gather in close. We’re going out for our walk.” Miss Kelly who ran the daycare facility stood next to the door and beckoned all the children toward her. The children toddled across the room, abandoning their toys. Each displayed bright white teeth and were filled with joy to be going for […]

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Social Visit

#flashfiction Marianne got out of her rusting Volvo and stared up at the looming Victorian façade at the top of the low hill. She lifted the clipboard from its spot on the seat and double checked the address against the one on the mailbox nearly buried by tall weeds. Marianne shook her head in resignation. […]

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The Nest

#flashfiction The trail winding through the Wilson Bayou Nature Preserve brought Savannah Lee to the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. She stopped to stare, awestruck, at the expanse of water reaching to the horizon. The sun was low in the sky, beginning to dip behind distant storm clouds. Savannah Lee removed her sunglasses and […]

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Starflight

#flashfiction Doctor Mortimer Powers completed the pre-launch checklist and felt his baby hum to life. The starship, which he called Destiny, had taken twelve years to build and he had spent his entire adult life designing the ship systems and the Continuum drive. The speed of light was immutable but Powers found the shortcut around […]

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6 word story – Ground approaching

  Another image prompt from Authors Publish for a 6 word story … Ground approaching, life receding, wrong step.  

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The Hellmouth

#flashfiction #hell “I’m telling you it’s the entrance to Hell,” the old man almost shouted. Helena smiled in what she thought was a calming manner but any observer would have recognized instantly as patronizing. She always managed to encounter such quaint and, frankly, insane superstitions whenever she visited one of these middle of nowhere burghs. […]

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