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The phone rings. The voice on the other end say “we need you again”, then hangs up. I want to pretend I didn’t hear her, go back in time and not answer the call. Who am I kidding? There are no choices here, not for me anyway. I’m the main attraction. My popularity is to… Continue reading The Call
Red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow of bruises. The door slams; what colour next?
“And the award goes to Tony Carmichael for his portrayal of ….” Fuck. The painfully applied smile dies, and the painfully thin blonde on her knees under the table assisting in the smile making sees her instrument wilt. Rapturous applause explodes, chairs scrape in their haste to be pushed back and a blonde head bangs… Continue reading “And the award goes to…” 99 word flash fiction
The view is intoxicating, as views high up tend to be. I could look at it for hours. But I don’t have hours; time waits for no man. A modest pang of regret twists low in my gut; if only I had climbed the fire escape stairs earlier in my lease. Cigarette butts litter the… Continue reading Bird’s eye view
Waves of nausea washed over me with every spin, my over-priced unappetising lunch threatening to make a re-appearance with the rise and fall of the rotating floor. My firmly plastered on smile told a different story, as I braved the experience for the thoroughly enchanted toddler beside me in the teacup. I fixed my line… Continue reading Avoidance in a teacup -flash fiction
A rivulet of sweat snakes down my aching back, my swollen belly wordlessly but loudly announcing my situation. I don’t want to do it, I have tried to stop. Some confusing need surpassing my usual boundaries. Kids on bikes and scooters whizz by while parents and minders quizzically regard the crazy looking pregnant lady foraging… Continue reading Satisfaction – flash fiction