A Series of Dots 01-03 | Gaynor Jones

I talk to writer Gaynor Jones about entering and judging flash fiction competitions. Gaynor also reads two competition-winning pieces: ‘It Was the Horse That Killed Her’ by Matt Kendrick, and her own:…

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Prepositions by Fran Parrotta

Imagine this. You are wandering without maps in the dark forest as twilight creeps in. You are sinking in the snow of a Siberian wasteland. You are drowning in an underwater cave.…

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Rumble by Francine Witte

On the bus to her mother’s funeral, and Maizie forgot to bring money. No point to turn back now. Already Ohio. Maizie has no credit card and no friends to text for…

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Not One of Us by Rebecca Field

We sit cross-legged on the polished parquet floor, the teachers on red plastic chairs at the ends of our rows. We chat quietly to our neighbours while we wait for the headmaster.…

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ABCs, Now You Read by Abbie Doll

As soon as April had a handle on the alphabet, her parents delegated her education to books. On her fifth birthday, they chucked an unwrapped dictionary at her and instructed, No more…

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Healing Hands by Emma McEvoy

The doctor’s sentences pulse with medical terminology. His voice sounds distant and distorted by the pumping of blood through my ear drums. The room begins to spin. Here comes the familiar onset…

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Intersection by Claire Griffiths

Bryan, parting the Perspex fronds of a 7-eleven refrigerator unit, doesn’t see Nora approach. But his bones quiver as he fetches the milk. Plastic strips down a back, straggle-bun, plaid shirt half-tucked…

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Bunnies by Kik Lodge

When Mother died I got together with Shauna and she was everything Mother was but possibly better. She didn’t need face creams, nor a forearm when going down steps, and she didn’t…

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A Series of Dots 01-02 | The Commuter

In this episode I read seven connected flashes about one man’s struggle with his daily commute, entitled ‘The Commuter’. If you have a similar collection of flashes and would like to read them…

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