microwrites prompt, june 7th 2021

Prompt provided by our winner Vivian Obarski. Follow @microwrites_ on Twitter to see the winner and ALL entries as they are published. Anyway. Usual stuff. Short fiction based on the prompt at the top. 500 word limit. In by 17th of June, please - email it to me! Winner supplies new prompt and gets to... Continue Reading →

Persistence, by Vivian Obarski

Once upon a time, there was a little water drop. It was born in a cloud, cradled in fluff with its siblings. As the drop got bigger, it knew it would soon have to leave home. “Goodbye dear cloud,” the little raindrop said. “I’m off to explore the world.” The cloud must have been sad,... Continue Reading →

Discretion Assured, by Roger Evans

“Where’s Perago’s office?” If the tone of his voice was brusque, Gerry Fielding’s face was a war zone. Flushed, with a downturned mouth, he stood, glaring at the receptionist. “Thirteenth floor, lifts on your right.” The receptionist had barely glanced at Gerry, having put him into the ‘Obnoxious’ category. He stood for a moment, glaring... Continue Reading →

the names, by Thom Willis

I name you dew-devil-morning-melt, I name you trample-grass. I see you through the cracks in my walls, where wood and wattle meet uncomfortable. I see you out there, and you gone before the day burns the mist out of the long valleys. I name you sparrow-heart. Coward-thief, you take the milk and think to leave... Continue Reading →

microwrites prompt, may 24th 2021

Prompt provided by our winner Helen Carlyle. Follow @microwrites_ on Twitter to see the winner and ALL entries as they are published. Anyway. Usual stuff. Short fiction based on the prompt at the top. 500 word limit. In by 4th of June, please - email it to me! Good luck everyone!

Sins Ancient and Modern, by Roger Evans

Surprisingly, Asmodeus was feeling content. The day had gone well, his plots and schemes had progressed, and the taster menu at Paradis Brûlant had provided some excellent new dishes. He waved a talon at a passing Incubus and ordered another drink. After all, The Boss had declared the next three days as an infernal helleday,... Continue Reading →

Absorbed, by Helen Carlyle

For the first few days, the road tells my tale. Eloquent stains slewing too late and a glitter of glass missed in the sweep-up. Then heavy rain comes and dilutes the skidmarks. Summer brings bleachings and dust and, by the first frost, just the ghost of oil on asphalt remains.  One morning a mason comes... Continue Reading →

Happy to Remain, by Caro

The men stood on the street, cheering heartily at their victory as they stood amongst damaged buildings with shattered windows and roofs blown apart and entire sides of houses now lying as rubble. But they had won! That was what truly mattered, wasn’t it? While the men celebrated and the women began to cautiously emerge... Continue Reading →

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