FFfAW: Promises Broken

Promises Broken The day had promised so much. Bright skies and a clear forecast meant their shift at the lifeguard station should have been pleasant - with only the usual idiots and accidents to worry them. The crystalline sea had lapped at the beach as if no dangers lurked in its depths. It was a [...]

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FFfAW: Waiting for the Returning Tide

Waiting for the Returning Tide "Suzy would've loved it here," Janet said, her gaze fixed on the panoply of vessels bobbing idly in their moorings. "She was always fascinated by boats. Do you remember? They filled the bathtub!" "I remember." "She was such a happy child. And that smile was so infectious. But she was [...]

TLT: Breathe You In

Sometimes he could feel her lips upon his, a caress so familiar he expected to see her when he opened his eyes. They used to joke that they needed each other more than air. As he gasped for breath, feeling closer to her than to his mortal flesh, he wondered if they'd been right. This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales. [...]

FFfAW: Crisis Point

This post is for Priceless Joy's Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, a challenge that asks you to write a story of 100-175 words based on the photo prompt below. This week's picture was provided by TJ Paris. Thank you TJ! Crisis Point The library had always been her sanctuary, her escape from life's hubbub - until her world [...]

FFfAW: Celebrations and Sorrows

This post is for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) Challenge, run by Priceless Joy.  The FFfAW challenge is that you write a story of 75-175 words inspired by the photo prompt below. This week's prompt was provided by me. Celebrations and Sorrows For the third time in less than a week Lili climbed the steps [...]

Six Word Stories – Loss, Passion and Murder

For the past couple of weeks I've been spotting a number of fascinating stories, all written in only six words.  This week I thought I'd join in. The challenge is run by Ben at A Hopelessly Wandering Mind and each week he gives a theme for your six word story. As I'm joining in at week three [...]

FFfAW: Memories of the Lost

This post is for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) Challenge, run by Priceless Joy. This week's photo prompt is from Pixabay.  The challenge is that you write a story of 75-175 words inspired by the photo prompt below. I hope you like it. Memories of the Lost She heard it long before she could [...]