FLASH FICTION: “FIRST DAY”

“Hey,” said Ray. “Where do you keep the cable ties?” The store keeper, stood at the far end of the aisle, barely acknowledged Ray’s question, scribbled something on a clipboard, then simply walked away.“Jesus,” Ray muttered. He didn’t want to call after the dude, that would be rude. In the same way pretending to not […]

FLASH FICTION: “A LITTLE RETRIBUTION”

“Do I know you?” said Packer. “No, you don’t,” said the man. The stranger had stepped into the elevator just before the doors closed and fixed eyes on Packer. That gaze had not faltered. “It’s just I swear this isn’t the first time I’ve seen you today,“ said Packer. “You would have been stupid not […]

FLASH FICTION: “NOBODY’S BUSINESS”

Nobody left the toilet unflushed last night. Nobody left that empty milk carton in the fridge this morning. Nobody used all of the bread. I did. Yeah. I did all of those things. I am Nobody. And there’s not one thing any of you can do about it. Because none of you have the slightest […]

FLASH FICTION: “PESTS”

There are no sugary treats for this plague of ants to swarm over, so I have no idea what has brought these vile creatures here to this isolated, desolate part of the city. No statues or structures of historical importance, no famous breweries or distilleries, no birthplaces of long drank themselves to death musicians or […]

FLASH FICTION: “SHIT MONSTER”

My life is shit. I mean… Godzilla, all the Godzillas in fact, even the awful ones. King Kong. The Kraken. Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy. The Werewolf, The Wolfman, whichever one you prefer. All these guys; now they were monsters. But me? Jesus, talk about the short, feces-encrusted end of the stick. Allow me to set […]

FLASH FICTION: “SERENITY”

Somewhere close, way too close behind them in the traffic, a horn honked. Twice. “That wasn’t what I think it was, was it?” said Beth. Kevin shifted in the driving seat. “Jesus. Couldn’t have been.” Beth killed the radio. Kevin checked his mirrors. They chanced glances left and right, looking at the occupants of the […]

FLASH FICTION: “THE CLEANER”

The supervisor got into the elevator without a word, leaving Megan slack-jawed on the fifth-floor landing, the mop slowly sliding from her grasp. Surrounded by glass walls, the eyes of all the self-obsessed ants sitting at their desks in the open plan office beyond were on her, crawling all over her like even smaller, hungrier […]

FLASH FICTION: “WAKE-UP CALL”

Cold. Unbelievable cold. So cold it burns. I lift my head from what I first think is my pillow and find myself looking at the shape of my face in the snow. A perfect mold. Of a man I do not recognize. I prop myself up on my elbows and touch my face. It’s numb, […]