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Category Archives: Fiction

Wheels within Wheels

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word, photo prompt. Photo by Ted Strutz.   If  Steven had premonitions of the future, as did the crafty former owner, who later boasted … Continue reading

December 27, 2017 · 30 Comments

Honesty, the Best Policy

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100, word photo prompt. Photo by Bjorn Rudbeg.   “Are these hats alpaca?” “You kidding? Pure sheep.” “In that case, very expensive.” “Who knows the difference. … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · 21 Comments

Lack of Consideration

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100-word photo prompt. Photo@Sandra Cook.   “Here, boy…” Ordered the expensively cloaked and top-hatted gentleman walking along the fog-swathed Thames embankment. “…hand me a box.” … Continue reading

December 14, 2017 · 29 Comments

Lonely is the Heart

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word photo prompt. Photo courtesy of Dale Rogerson.   In the half-light and silence of the winters evening, I focussed on the ice-covered branches, as though … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · 27 Comments

Alone at Night

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. 100 word photo prompt.     “This is where…?” “Yes,” “But why?” “I don’t know.” “How did his wife take it?” “Devastated.” “I can imagine.” … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · 24 Comments

Fear at the Old Mill

Written for Friday Fast Fiction. Rochelle’s 100 word photo prompt. The old woman could hear the angry mob downstairs. She moved the filthy curtain aside and glanced over the corrugated … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · 16 Comments

Brave Until the End

Written for Friday Fast Fiction, 100 word prompt Stephen was a few seconds from a violent loss of temper. Someone was trying to coerce him with threats into  making a … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 5 Comments
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