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  1. Honesty - a short story born one solitary night

    “Drink with me my friend.“ she said. She poured the red liquid into the crystal glass and left it to linger on the table as she raised her own. The red of the wine mixed with the red of her lips as she drank, his eyes fixed on her mouth, hands shaking.

    “Why are you not drinking?“ she asked, putting down the glass, as a small track of rubies rolled down her chin. “You are beautiful.“ was all he could say. She chuckled. “Honesty at such a late hour, how convenient.“ She batted her eyelashes ...

    I wrote this piece - a thousand words, little more - under the stipulation that it had to be about "five words". These are the five I picked.


    The report contained five simple words. Leave was cancelled. Evacuation orders were issued. The army, navy, and air force were mobilised; Special Defence was put on alert. It has been six hours since the alert first sounded. It is past midnight, and a heavy rain has fallen on the burning ...
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  3. Flash Fiction: Angel of Death

    The night was cold and long, as nights had been ever since They had come through the crack in the sky and the sun had grown dim and life had become hard for those who remained. They had come, so unlike us, beautiful and graceful and with promises and dazzling silver smiles. They had come, so like us, and boiled away seas and razed cities to the ground and turned night to day so that They could better understand us. They had come and brought the rain that never ended, fields that lay bare beneath ...
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  4. Tragedy of the Dryad

    A queer flower blooms on an ancient tree deep in to the forest. It is a lovely thing with snow white petals and splashed with fiery streaks and an emerald centre. It only blooms on the tree branches once a year.
    A young man was once walking through the forest with his bow in hand looking for a stag or a boar. He was indeed looking for a large addition to his store of meat for winter was on wing.
    It was when his arrow missed a stag he heard somewhere in the forest the most beautiful ...
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  5. Flash Fiction - Chaos Prison

    This is a 1,000 word Flash Fiction challenge piece born of a randomised title. I've just posted an excerpt here as it already exists online, so if you like it, please follow for the rest.

    The fluorescent lights are a little too bright, the temperature of the room a little too low, the aluminium chair is a little too uncomfortable and the hum from the console a little too loud. Three weeks it had taken ...

    Updated 2-26-14 at 12:10 PM by Rorick

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