I’m delighted to have my flash fiction piece, Would He Dare?, published today in Arizona on The Flash Fiction Press:
Walking towards the office, he blew into his hands, sniffing to ensure the alcohol fumes weren’t too strong. It probably wouldn’t do in his first month, he thought, even if it was a bank holiday and he was one of the few skeleton staff expected to work. Just as he noticed his blood encrusted index finger, a hand grabbed onto his arm.
“Jack, isn’t it?”
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A story in 100 words
Published on Friday Flash Fiction, March 2016
It was the shoes.
Black, scuffed, well-worn.
They reminded her of him.
Back to her college years: parties, cheap wine and music.
They loved their music. Second-hand albums that hopped and skipped on the turntable. Saturday night gigs. He nursed the microphone while she watched on, like every female there, transfixed.
She smiled, removing a leather glove, before delving into her handbag for a few coins.
“Thanks,” he muttered, looking up.
His dark eyes met her gaze and, for just an instant, there was a spark of recognition before he dropped his head.
She willed herself not to look back.
You can check out my memory piece, Interned, published
in the third Anthology of Original Writing from Ireland’s Own.
An anthology of the best stories from the annual writing competitions run by Ireland’s premier family magazine.
This collection includes forty short stories and memories pieces from the latest annual writing competitions run by Ireland’s leading family magazine with contributions from South Africa, Switzerland, France, England and sixteen Irish counties.
Also included, from fellow Platform One writers, are a memory piece from Marie Gahan, Requiem for a Prince and a short story from Doreen Duffy, Cuts Like A Knife.
If you’re interested in picking up a copy it’s available to purchase in paperback from Ireland’s Own.
You’ll find lots more short stories to keep you entertained including ‘Mirage‘ by Valerie Sirr.
Why not enter one of their short story competitions? Check it out details here.