Flash Fiction

Hits & Mrs by Nikki Williams

Truth be told, though it was Eric’s doing, it was hardly his fault.  It was she, after all, who was late for her ‘August 22 @ 11:00am’ interview, retreating with a watery glare when the receptionist ignored her wheedling. Stomping dejectedly into the street, she slammed into Eric in a silky-smooth blur. When he straightened …

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The Puppeteer by Nicola Platt

I sob convincingly into her shoulder. She’s so sorry. She feels responsible. She can’t believe he’d do this. Except she does believe it. Of course she does. Why would I lie? They had started out as a casual, no-strings-attached thing, but now every few days I end up painstakingly picking through the tangle she’s got …

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The Lost Art of Letter Writing by Rick White

The care home has a sound. The disembodied chatter of TV gameshow hosts, a distant timpani of plates and cutlery, the tectonic rumble of industrial washing machines. The residents themselves speak in broken syntax, haunted parentheses. Mouths yawning, forgetful. ​Yulya starts her shift at seven. By the time she gets her first break at noon …

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Static by Bethan James

When I was little, I wondered how something as dainty as a radio could fit so many people inside it. How all the owners of those droning voices could come from a thing the size of a toaster. A whole tiny town’s worth trapped inside, each person pressing themselves against the grill of the speaker …

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