Posts Tagged FlashesofDarkness-year1

A Child of Innsmouth

#flashfiction “Mother, I believe the child is going to come today,” Prudence said. She levered herself up from the wooden chair and waddled across the kitchen to her mother. She grasped her mother’s hand and placed it on her distended abdomen. Her mother’s bulging eyes widened as she felt the rapid movements beneath the skin. […]

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The 10 Most Popular Destinations for First Time Time Travelers

#flashfiction Everyone remembers the first time they traveled. Trying and exploring someplace new is always exciting. When that someplace is actually in a different time your adventures become exponentially more exciting. For you, first-time time traveler our intrepid chrononauts have assembled the top 10 destinations to make your first vacation through time one that you’ll […]

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The Striped Worm

#flashfiction “Ow, what the hell?” Genevieve jumped up from her chair knocking it to the floor with a sound like the trump of doom. “Phil. Phil!” Her shout finally punched through the sounds of battle in my headphones. I pulled the right earpiece off and looked across the room at her. She was balancing against […]

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Night of the Crab

#flashfiction “Yo, Flori,” Dajon called. “Look at this big lizard.” Flori stood up, reluctantly leaving behind the beautiful purple flower she was examining. Dajon was out of the city for the first time in his life and Flori pushed down her annoyance at his incessant need for her to experience everything he did. She was […]

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Dead Under a Dark Sun

#flashfiction   The newsman’s voice sounded bored. “Incidents of violence erupted in Oregon as crowds viewed the solar eclipse. There are reports of riots erupting as the eclipse achieved totality. There are unconfirmed reports of several deaths.” “Dave,” Chelsea said. “Did you hear that?” Chelsea’s husband, Dave, turned from where he stood on the bank […]

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Critter Cuties

#flashfiction The alien ships appeared over every major city on Earth at the same time. No scientist saw them approach. No telescope wielding kid asked his mother what the strange light in the sky was. They just appeared as if by magic. At each world capital a tall biped, so thin that it appeared almost […]

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The Dark Cloud

#flashfiction The sun was shining; the seagulls laughed and shrieked at each other in competition for the tidbits tossed into the air by the sun worshippers. It was a typical July day at the beach. Jennifer toweled off after her foray into the surf and then, after surreptitiously posing for the lustful eyes that she […]

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Ghost Cloak

#flashfiction “It’s a what?” Harvey glared at the merchant and shook the white cloth at him. “A Ghost Cloak,” he said again. The proprietor of The Curious Shopper was tiny. He was so tiny that when Harvey had entered the shop he had thought it was unoccupied until a voice addressed him from below the […]

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My Pet

#flashfiction “What do you mean you got a pet?” Venkat rolled his eyes at Barry’s tone. Barry was the fussy one of the pair. His idea of proper apartment living was existing in a sterile, Better Homes and Gardens cover worthy apartment that was better suited for objects than people. The men were as polar […]

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The Egg

#flashfiction “Don’t they have that exact same egg in the window over at Macy’s?” I glanced at the window display which Mary had stopped to stare at. There sat an enormous iridescent green egg amid gilded branches, smartly dressed mannequins, and products that Macy’s wished to push for the holiday weekend. “I think I read […]

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