Flash Fiction: Temptation

The pair had been making eyes at one another for months but tonight they’d taken it that one step further.  The time was set for eight o’clock. The setting, a dingy bar in the rough part of town. A place where prying eyes wouldn’t recognise them and their clandestine act. The two arrived separately butContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Temptation”

Flash Fiction: Return to sender

An unpleasant surprise waited in my letterbox today. It was an envelope I had posted only two weeks ago. Now here it was, back again: a paper boomerang.  I turn the envelope over in my hands, run my fingers along its crumpled edges. The creased paper matches the furrowing of my brow as I inspectContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Return to sender”

The Bystander

The night air is unusually warm for March as the young woman emerges from the subway. It’s a little after midnight and a full moon lights the sky in a pale glow. She sways a little as she crosses the road and the clips of her heels echo down the empty street. She’s whistling aContinue reading “The Bystander”


I hear the shutter click from behind me and flinch. It’s a reflex, I can’t help it. Every time I hear that tell tale sound my muscles contract and my jaw clenches. It’s like a survival response, telling me I’m under threat. Fifty, sixty, seventy times a day it happens. Click. Flinch. Click. Flinch. MyContinue reading “Captured”

Raspberry delight

A pelting rain slated Mickey as he waited for the bus and watched the worm. Big droplets splashed and plopped against his raincoat, seeping into it, dampening his shirt underneath. Mickey shivered, folded his arms and bowed into the wind. He angrily wished there was a proper bus shelter to wait in.  The worm, totallyContinue reading “Raspberry delight”