Short Stories

Short stories. Mostly flash fiction.

Flash Fiction: “Not ready…”

A new Flash Fiction challenge at Dude Write is open. This is my submission. As always, 500 words maximum. This month’s prompt: She ran through the forest, ignoring the scrapes left on her exposed arms by the tree branches, the chilling air that sneaked through her thin dress and under her skin, the pain in her tired legs. She ran to get away as far as she could, to find a place to hide, to […]

Flash Fiction: “Search & Retrieve”

Entry into the February flash fiction round at Dude Write. As always, 500 words max, using the following prompt: The ship came out of hyperdrive about ten million kilometres from Mars. Doozor flipped on the stasis brakes, sending Fraz flying helplessly through the main cabin – all two thousand metres of it. Fortunately, Fraz managed to stop himself successfully. Less fortunately, he did so by colliding with two separate cargo containers and finally slamming into […]

100 word song: “The Showdown”

With this piece I’m participating in a collaborative initiative between Dude Write and 100 Word Song.  Fictional piece of exactly 100 words. Inspired by “Strength” by The Alarm.  For visual and auditory reference, here: This is it: the ultimate test that separates the strong from the weak. I’ve lasted for more than thirty minutes, but I know it’s far from over. I need strength to make it through. As I pace back and forth in […]

Flash Fiction: “A free man”

This is another entry for the flash fiction challenge at Dude Write. The rules are, as always: 1. I have to use the given prompt 2. The piece has to be under 500 words. This month’s prompt: Jack looked at his watch. Seconds were slowly creeping towards seven in the morning. The money train would pass by the station at exactly 7:13. Just like it did every morning, week after week. Jack knew. He’d been watching. […]

Flash Fiction: “They are here!”

Here comes another flash fiction piece for DudeWrite’s “Flash Mob” monthly challenge. Yet again, we have to write a maximum of 500 words. This month’s prompt is “When I saw it, I nearly cried…” Let’s go: When I saw it, I nearly cried. Until today I could scarcely believe they existed, but now…now we finally had undeniable proof. The screen flickered and the picture became clearer. The scanner was picking up multiple life forms. I could […]