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Flash Fiction: A Good Deed

Flash Fiction: A Good Deed

Ramesh walked quickly along the streets of Andheri East. He was late for work… again. It was his first week working at the upscale Grand Arch Hotel, and he couldn’t afford to lose his job. Two weeks ago, he had boldly left his quiet, little […]

Flash Fiction: Eight

Flash Fiction: Eight

If eight is the number of new beginnings, then today is the perfect day for me to move into my new apartment. It is the 8th day in August and I am determined to start afresh in not just a new home, but a new […]

Flash Fiction: Rush Hour Crushing

Flash Fiction: Rush Hour Crushing

Bisola plodded into her West London flat and dumped several bright orange bags of groceries on the kitchen counter. She kicked off her heeled boots and slipped her aching feet into cosy slippers. The flat felt draughty. “Darn, Conor left the windows ajar again,” she muttered to herself. She stretched […]

Flash Fiction: Lady of the Manor

Flash Fiction: Lady of the Manor

It was a sunny day in Nashville, Tennessee. The curtains were drawn back, allowing the afternoon light to flood the walk-in closet of the master bedroom. Bridget stood with her hips leaning against the marble island – one hand clutching a glass of champagne and the […]

Flash Fiction: ‘Come Home’

Flash Fiction: ‘Come Home’

I wrap my coat tightly around me and bury my chin in my scarf in an attempt to escape the cold wind. This was meant to be a quiet Sunday morning, spent snuggling deep in bed with a mug of coffee. But here I am, […]

Flash Fiction: ‘Frosty Panes’

Flash Fiction: ‘Frosty Panes’

The black BMW cruised to a halt before the red light. Kunle’s fingers drummed impatiently on the steering wheel. He flicked his wrist to check the time on his Cartier watch, it was a quarter past 9:00 AM. The Sunday Church Service would begin in ten minutes. “We’re […]

Flash Fiction – ‘Dinner at La Palma’

Flash Fiction – ‘Dinner at La Palma’

Chichi couldn’t concentrate on the Excel report she was working on, she still had an hour till she could log off and head home. She was giddy with excitement and could hardly contain herself, it was her birthday today. Turning 33 wasn’t really a milestone age, but […]

Flash Fiction  – ‘Prisoners’

Flash Fiction – ‘Prisoners’

R.I.S.O.N Sade leaned back and surveyed the scrabble board. She calmly placed the ‘P’ tile on a triple letter score square. She looked out the window, heavy rain had been pouring down for hours. The howling winds threw leaves in the air and bent the […]

Flash Fiction – ‘Catching the Flight’

Flash Fiction – ‘Catching the Flight’

The incessant ring of the alarm startled Anna awake. She sat upright in bed and flicked the alarm off, it was 5:15 am. She placed her head in her hands as she tried to recall her plan for the day. Was today Monday? She thought. […]

Flash Fiction – ‘Click.Pose.Click’

Flash Fiction – ‘Click.Pose.Click’

Click. Pose. Click. I squint at the picture I had just taken on my iPhone. Darn that double chin, I think. Arm stretched out higher, I dip my chin to create a slimmer profile. Click. Click. Click. Scrutinise again… My nose looks a bit oily. […]