Category Archives: Flash Fiction Challenge

FFfAW: The Pink Schoolbag

Danny was sad. Mummy didn’t have money to buy him a new schoolbag, so for now, he had to take the pink one which she managed to get at the Church. As he got on the school bus, Gordon was … Continue reading

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SPF: Wants and Needs

“But Harold!” “Oh, come on!” “No! I don’t like the pool here!” “It has a great pool! And don’t you start about the food next!” “Oh, I get it, so only your opinions matter, I don’t have a say at … Continue reading

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SPF: Accountability

“But Master…” “SILENCE!” Evil’s piercing glare made his black-horned minions cower in fear. Evil settled back on his throne, the goblet dangling in his clawed grasp. “Like I said, we now have no need to roam that wretched planet and … Continue reading

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FFfAW: The Honeymoon

Ten minutes into the boat ride and Gordon knew he was done for. He’d sipped water, held his breath, closed his eyes, but nothing worked and Clara was beginning to notice. Somehow, in all their time together, the fact that … Continue reading

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FFfAW: Murky Reality

Casandra loved misty mornings. The thick fog would slowly encircle the house and she’d sit by the picture window, pretending to be the princess of the clouds. Now, decades later, she cringed as the black mist descended, reeking with pollutants. … Continue reading

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SPF: When Being First Matters

Letting go, rising above, being the first to apologize….Gloria’s thoughts arrested at the last one, as she sat cross legged on the mat. The serene voice on her iPod continued and she quickly inhaled, eyes closed, trying to focus, but … Continue reading

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FFfAW: A Mother’s Endless Forgiveness

She’d fought with her mother, banged the front door and stormed out of the house – again. She went to her usual place, a bench in a darkened side street. Any teenager would have probably thought twice, but Jessica didn’t … Continue reading

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SPF: Waiting for Dad

Professor Monroe wrote another chemical equation, as the lab echoed with the hiss of flames being switched on. Mary stared into the hot glow and was once again accosted with the reek of her mother’s burning flesh. Her father hadn’t cried … Continue reading

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FFfAW: Time to Cash the Cheque

Jonathan, the museum guard, swiftly grabbed the intruder and wrenched off his mask. But he was actually a she, who wasn’t more than fifteen or sixteen. The fear on her face was palpable, but she stared Jonathan squarely in the eyes. … Continue reading

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SPF: One Day at a Time

“I’m cold Andy,” whispered Bessie. Andy picked up his blanket. “Take this, but don’t tell Mama, you know she couldn’t afford to have the heating turned back on.” Andy was only thirteen but he’d had to grow up early. He … Continue reading

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