Category Archives: Flash Fiction

Divine Pleasures


  The chime that travels in to yesterday An echo of youth now so distant When the heat of summer meant endless fun Responsibility non-existent When all we had to do was run and play The bells of sweet coolness … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Sharples: Summer Nights


  Now I live a more settled life and have a home, I have no need to wander. In the winter I spend as little time as possible outside as I like my creature comforts and curled up in front … Continue reading

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Little Boy Lost – Chip Wrappings


Luca remembered the first few weeks of living with his Aunt and Uncle. They had tried to shield him from the newspapers. The front pages of the daily tabloids that carried pictures and the story of his mother’s disappearance. So … Continue reading

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Seaside Haze


Another extract from Sharples’ memoirs – The Adventures of Sharples   I mentioned the friends I travelled with and again they feature in an event that happened on my way here. It was late summer and we had been on … Continue reading

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Little Boy Lost – Disappearing


Luca sat in his car his mind a million miles away in remembering. As a boy he had worshipped the ground she walked on. He had hung on her words like they were sacred scripture. In his eyes she was … Continue reading

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Comrades


More from the memoirs of Sharples the cat If am absolutely honest, and one should be honest in one’s memoirs, I have never been much of a team player. Typical of my kind I am far too conceited even to … Continue reading

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Little Boy Lost – Luca Returns


Luca lent back against the wall of his old school, chewing gum. His dark hair slicked back and shades hiding his deep blue eyes. The worn leather jacket seemingly part of his body leaned against his muscled shoulders and the … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Sharples – The Assassin


        Another peek into the memoirs of Sharples, as found here The house I live in can only be described as old-fashioned. A wood-fuelled range for cooking and heating water instead of a microwave and a boiler, … Continue reading

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21 The Crossing – Farewell Arina


The concluding episode of The Crossing. The whole story can be found here. My thanks to Al Forbes for providing some awesome prompts to inspire this tale. During the second winter Arina’s health began to fail. It was shortly after my … Continue reading

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A Blast of Retro


As I walked in the front room my mind whirled back forty years. Can it be so long since I had stood in this room? Nothing had changed. The same carpet on the floor; the same old-fashioned sofa set in … Continue reading

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