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FlashFlood A Flood of Flash Fictions for National Flash-Fiction Day

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FlashFlood · 8M ago

Coming up, Gasping for Air!

It's done, it's gone, the Flood is over for another year.But, wasn't it good? Wasn't it?The stories will, as ever, stay up here for you to read in the months and years to come. This journal ...
FlashFlood · 8M ago

Carry Him Safely by Laura Tickle

After the funeral, Dhuka gathers her clothes and goes outside. She throws her robes and dresses onto the floor. The embroidered sleeves, brightly coloured materials and beaded qabbehs are mu...
FlashFlood · 8M ago

Star-Crossed by Sonya Oldwin

He’s throwing another major tantrum – because of Lego. If I’m honest, I’ve had it. I duck to avoid a couple of bricks he’s thrown at the wall. ‘What’s the problem now?’‘The pieces. They don’...
FlashFlood · 8M ago

Streak! by David Cook

My brother Gus and I ripped off our clothes and raced each other down the road. We ran like the wind, dangly bits flapping freely, waving at the neighbours as we passed. Gus was just behind,...
FlashFlood · 8M ago

'No one Knows You Like Your Mother' by A Joseph Black

"Joyce isn't really a 'Burger King' type of person.""What's that supposed to mean?""Well, I just wonder if perhaps you might have considered bringing her somewhere slightly more salubrious. ...
FlashFlood · 8M ago

Mother Tongue by Alison Lock

The orange fell apart with a single push of the thumb; the segments, juicy and firm, their pungency piercing the air. She let the aroma envelop her in a sweet embrace. Even the cicadas in t...
FlashFlood · 8M ago

Breathing Space by Joanna Campbell

The little dog is tethered in the sun. From a distance, she has a rough coat. But when I’m close enough to stroke her, inside the pool of her reflection on the slow-baked sand, she is soft.Y...
FlashFlood · 8M ago

'Liberties Taken' by Emmaleene Leahy

Water sloped against rushy banks. We swayed, floating in the boat. Just below the surface flitting minnows shimmered in moonlight. We lay in each other’s arms and watched the stars glinting....
FlashFlood · 8M ago

Waiting For An Invitation To Enlightenment by Ally Clark

I have no idea where it came from, and no idea what caused it. But here I am. Totally and absolutely dead flat. But this time it’s weird. It’s like a melancholic acceptance of there being no...
FlashFlood · 8M ago

The Show-off by Seana Graham

Horrid Jack watches us through a knothole in the fence for awhile beforehe climbs up to peer over it.“What’re you doing?” he asks, as if that isn’t obvious.“Go away,” I say.“Can I play?”“No....