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.
Lately, I’ve become a huge fan of Flash Fiction – a short, sharp story to get your imagination into a spin. For the writer it offers a challenge to whittle words down to the minimum while still delivering a story worthy of a read.
I’m delighted to have Snared included in the current on-line edition of Brilliant Flash Fiction along with talented writer and friend, Doreen Duffy.
Check out a taster below:
Johnny’s eyes skim the room, finally settling in the corner. It appears darker there; black as ink. Yet he is unable to decipher a shape as his hands feel for the tangled sheet, pulling it over their naked bodies. It is cold and his chest feels as if icy fingers are squeezing his heart. He shudders.
Jennifer? Jemima? Shit! He can’t even remember her name.
If you’d like to read more click here and scroll down to Snared.
And don’t forget to check out Sweet Justice by Doreen Duffy – it just might make you re-think your confectionery choice . . .
Your feedback and comments, as always, much appreciated.