Category Archives: Flash Fiction

The Happiest Day of My Life

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll Father took us to the fair today, and for the first time since Mum died, we felt truly happy. We rode on the Merry-go-round ten times. Father let us ride as much as we … Continue reading

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Second Chances

” Do you see the rainbow?” I asked her. “Of course,” she replied, “It’s bright, vibrant and beautiful.” “And do you see the other rainbow, the one to its right?” I asked. “If I try hard enough, yes,” she replied. … Continue reading

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The Cursed Crow

The crow sat on the thin, dry branch, lonely, morose, listless, waiting For the pain to subside, for someone to see him for who he was, without hating Every day he would sit at the same spot, from dawn till … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Photo Copyright: Victor & Sarah Potter I woke up with a start to find myself still in the cave, but surrounded by bright lights, and holding them… giants…lots of giants. Even in my befuddled state, I tried to look for … Continue reading

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The Last Bastion

The town looked dead, as everyone had gathered in the castle to celebrate our victory. The war between zombies and humans had been going on for decades. The entire planet was under the rule of zombies, except Copper Country, which … Continue reading

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True Love

It had taken him a long time, he had journeyed across three continents over 10 years in his quest, but now, finally, his search had come to an end. He had found her, and he would never let her go. … Continue reading

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The Scientific Renaissance

Photo Prompt courtesy Roger Bultot. “Your theory is filled with huge holes.” “That’s not possible Sir.” “Nonsense! Look at this weather balloon. It had these big holes, so it fell down from the sky.” “Yes Sir.” “Similarly, if the Ozone … Continue reading

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The Dragnet

I looked at the flotilla surrounding me with insouciance. They had come from across the globe to capture me, and had taken me by surprise. The mistake was mine, of course. I should not have saved that shipwrecked mariner’s life. … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

For 30 years, Donald prayed day and night, standing on one leg, not eating or drinking anything. God finally relented and appeared in front of him. “What do you want?” HE asked Donald. “I want my very own wishing star,” … Continue reading

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The Betrayal

Photo courtesy Sue Vincent I woke up with a start, completely disoriented. I had no idea as to where I was, or what I was doing there. I shrugged my head in an effort to clear the grogginess, and looked … Continue reading

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