Tag Archives: flash fiction

‘Spirits of the Freeze-Sea’

ice spirit 4Spirits of the Freeze-Sea is the story of the dreadful consequences for Izzy and her sister Shalla when Izzy forgets she mustn’t close her eyes to the ice spirits. Told in three parts, Spirits of the Freeze-Sea brings together All the Birthdays*, Dancing to the Wild Ice**, and the new Shalla’s First Ice Shatter.  Available for eReader download from Cut A Long Story, price 99p.

 

 

 

 

*First seen on Readwave

**First seen in Lancaster university DLMA 2013 showcase as Dance to the Wild Ice.


‘Terminus’

Fine Linen Winter 2015Terminus’ The room stinks; pinned-shut curtains, asleep on their makeshift wire, silently breathe in odours of dead food and trap them there. 275 words. In Fine Linen journal, January 2015. This is a subscription magazine.


‘Arthur’s Stone’

From the recycler: Arthur’s Stone’ Full of Crow – October 2011. “She thinks the woman thinks she is harassed and that she can identify with that. She thinks the woman does not know the meaning of the word.” A snapshot of life with a man who has autism. 709 words


Five Things That Are True and Six That Are Not – audio

Five Things That Are True and Six That Are Not’ Lascaux Flash competition 17/03/14;  249 words


Frozen Fireworks – audio

Frozen Fireworks’, Readwave, February 6th, 2014. The last real day is bright and brilliant with a sky full of clotted clouds that tumble along like cream puffs in the thickening air. When the storms break, they cast scaled and feathered flying things down onto the sand, and the sand begins to swim like wet concrete around them. 292 words


‘The Wild Rose and the China Doll’ – audio

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“On a frozen beach, brown waves thundering under a gritty pier and a grittier sky, God got his own back and I burst, sparkling, into life.” First published by Full of CrowOctober 2012. 699 words 

 

 

 

 

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‘Doomcha Doof’ – audio

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People didn’t lose their souls, they had them confiscated for sinning. So what sin did you have to commit to become a dance-floor donkey?’  249 words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


‘All the Birthdays’ – audio

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When the spirits dance, you have to dodge out of the way and cover your head so they don’t hiss sharp into your ears or quick-grab your tongue. Mostly though, you have to keep your eyes open …

Lascaux Flash Competition, March 6th 2013. Also in FlashFlood, April 19th, 2013.  245 words

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Breathing of Souls – audio

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‘In the walls of buildings, between the splinters of wood and the specks of brick dust, souls huddle and stretch by turns, waiting for their time to come.’ 200 words

 

 

 

 

Image modified from Andy Maguire’s original under CC by 2 licence. (c) conboy-hill 2014

 


‘No Arrests in 2039′

From the recycler: No Arrests in 2039′  Every Day Fiction, 7th September 2011. A bit of SF here but with some extraordinary science in the offing that makes it a chilling possibility. 851 words


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