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Original stories by our members. Longer stories should be posted in segments.


    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. I'm With The Band (Flash Fiction)

    Or, What's In A Name?

    Wayne Zalewski--failed musician, pizza delivery boy, eternal optimist--shouldered a shovel slightly too long for him and stomped through the small cemetery with bright, determined purpose. Following along behind like a gaggle of geese rejected from their respective nests for lack of effort, were his band.

    Well, most of his band. Bass, keyboards, and drums all present and accounted for.

    Well, not his band, exactly. But the band he ...
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