Category Archives: Flash fiction

Church

Returning to my childhood church should have been simple. Memories, routines, rituals from so many years ago return. Your body remembers what your brain has forgotten. Cross, kneel, dip. Eyes down, hands at your heart. There’s comfort in it, of … Continue reading

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On Holiday

I try to be cute, making little rhymes like Fezzik in the Princess Bride. Unfortunately, I am not as cute as he was.  Imagine, not being as cute as a 7’4” wrestler. “Look,” she says, pointing a chubby finger at … Continue reading

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Weeding

She had just weeded the garden. Of course, nobody would believe her. Or care. The flooding, of course, was much more important. But somehow it mattered to her. That morning had been cool, cloudy, a bit breezy. And she finally … Continue reading

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Rescue

(The challenge: A story in five sentences. Less than 100 words. Beginning, middle and end.) A new smell, a new sound, coming from where the ground ends – I sniff my way to the edge and look. There, just below, … Continue reading

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Stay

A year ago, this would have been an unthinkable act. A year ago, if she had given it any thought at all, Margaret wouldn’t have imagined herself anywhere but home, in Buffalo, with Thomas and the girls, everything exactly as … Continue reading

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