‘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