Category: Flash Fiction

An original illustration of a green caterpillar.

Plastic Grows On Trees (short story)

James hated nail polish. The smell was like an invisible fist that divided in two, reached in through his nostrils, and simultaneously punched him in both hemispheres of the brain. Given the choice, he would rather sniff textas or wasabi, he often thought, at least wasabi had tang, but not nail polish. Never nail polish.

Continue Reading…

Category: Flash Fiction

An illustration of a yeti in a blizzard.

The Yeti (a short story)

It had been a difficult year, what with the divorce, losing half the house, half the kids, not to mention half the company (therefore). Simon had half a mind left to take his ex-wife back to court, but then he knew he might just lose everything. Anyway, not all was lost. Rather conveniently, Simon’s mother

Continue Reading…

Category: Flash Fiction

A red squirrel chewing on a nut.

The Squirrel

As a boy Dylan had always been fascinated by squirrels. As are most kids, really. Which is interesting in itself because a squirrel is closely related to a rat, the only real differences being a bushy tail and an obsession with nuts. Yet, you’ll be hard pressed to find a kid hugging a rat, the

Continue Reading…

Category: Flash Fiction

smilesml - The Smile

The Smile

The woman walked into the doctors office and took a seat. She was beautiful the young doctor thought, with long dark brown flowing hair, bright emerald green eyes, and an infectious smile. ‘I’m going to give you some antibiotics for that,’ he said. ‘Yes,’ the beautiful woman replied, her jaw visibly strained, saliva dripping from the corner of her

Continue Reading…

Category: Flash Fiction

Category: Flash Fiction

Category: Flash Fiction

Category: Flash Fiction

Category: Flash Fiction

Category: Flash Fiction

Mermaid illustration by Edmund Frederick - Mermaids

Mermaids

In the pitch black of night, in the middle of the Atlantic, a ship is burning, sinking. The captain is trying to get everyone into lifeboats. There is an explosion. The last men in the last lifeboat yell out to the captain “Come on! We have room!” He turns his back. He’s made his decision.

Continue Reading…