Flash fiction: Wishful thinking

Lisa loves the way Jack smells. Like sawdust and starched cotton that’s been out in the sun too long. Inhaling deeply she snuggles closer to him, burying her nose into his neck.  The late afternoon sun shines lazily across their bedspread. Jack’s legs are entwined with hers and he lies back with his eyes closed.Continue reading “Flash fiction: Wishful thinking”

Flash Fiction: A fairy price

My parents might be lying to me. I don’t want to believe it but I have to find out for sure.  Danielle Spencer had planted the seed for my suspicions. She’d been prancing about at school, a wicked smile on her face and a taunting snarl on her lips.  “You know she’s not real, right?”Continue reading “Flash Fiction: A fairy price”

Flash Fiction: When it all burns down

The notification on my phone tells me this is the end. In less than an hour the internet will be shut down forever. The cause: foreign interference. Citizens can no longer be trusted to discern true from false. The influence is too strong, our minds over manipulated and our addiction insatiable. The Government is takingContinue reading “Flash Fiction: When it all burns down”

Flash Fiction: Hunger crime

Jason was hungry when he approached the store. Not in-the-mood-for-a-snack hungry, no. Jason was really hungry, like hadn’t-eaten-in-two-days hungry.  Despite Jason reminding his dad to get milk and eggs that morning, the fridge at home was empty of any nutrition. The only thing on the otherwise bare shelves was a magically refilling six-pack of beerContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Hunger crime”