FLASH FICTION: “CROSSING”

No, not that. The last time I used the sick kid excuse, he actually got sick a few days later. Really sick. Now, I don’t believe in fate, but I don’t want to go tempt the fucker either. I’ve already been to two family funerals this year in far-flung parts of this godforsaken country and […]

FLASH FICTION: “FAMILYiar”

There was something about the walk. That determined yet effortless gait. The purposeful pace. The figure was still too far off to know for sure, and the tracksuit was something his dad would never normally wear, but Swan’s heart bungee-jumped down into the pit of his stomach all the same. It stayed there dangling as […]

FLASH FICTION: “GRIM”

“Okay, what’s your problem?” said Sonya, coming to a dead stop on the sidewalk and wheeling around.A tall guy in a black trench coat, five paces behind her, pointed at his chest, looked over his shoulder and then back again. The universal “Who me?”“Don’t come the innocent,” she said. “I clocked you ages ago, been […]

FLASH FICTION: “NO EXCUSES NOW”

Andrew reached across the workbench and took the axe down from where it hung on the pegboard. He peeled the protective sleeve off its head and regarded the blade, took in how the light glinted on the steel. This would make a great story. Except… He had nowhere to write. He didn’t have a place […]