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A big thank you for all your terrific stories for both these competitions. It's been really difficult to pick the winners, but here goes!!
Winner Horror…Blog The Winners of our Horror Flash 500 and Novem 4 Likes
A crisp night, moonlit silver. A light breeze shifts restless leaves across the blacktop.…Blog Phantoms on the Midnight Highway - Flash500 H 9 Likes HEART AND LUNG MACHINE (497 Words)
Mark awoke, blinking back a light in his left eye, then his right.
"Good," a man said, cheerily, "Everything's working." Mark didn't know the man's face but felt familiarity in the…Blog HEART AND LUNG MACHINE (497 Words) 5 Likes Claimed (350 words)
Resilient and resolute, she snubbed death time and again...
The first time she might have died came at age 17, when a saddle horse reared and threw her, breaking her…Blog The Woman With Nine Lives 2 Likes Food for Thought by Jackie Law In the old days I would find solace in birdsong, a reminder of the freedoms we squandered. Our feathered friends are long gone, replaced by drones whose dull and fearsome whine precipitates death. My… Page Food for Thought by Jackie Law 6 Likes There's an Apocalypse
There’s an apocalypse outside the window.
Ruined concrete squats in ragged pillars like some cheap acropolis
Among mountains all of mud and rubble rising behind the razor…Blog There's an Apocalypse 2 Likes Later by Kiona Smith-Strickland I dreamed that you would not answer my text messages, though we used to thumb-type long philosophical arguments and riddles back and forth all day. I was afraid to call you in my dream, though… Page Later by Kiona Smith-Strickland 5 Likes Kodiak Moment by Lance Burson It's the only time I ever did anything just for money. Looking at the four-inch scar on my neck brings smells of sockeye salmon and Alaskan crab. Twenty-three years is a long time but memories of thr… Page Kodiak Moment by Lance Burson 7 Likes
The office was large and the cool, quiet whispers of the air conditioning tickled the leaves of a yucca and the hairs on the nape of Darren’s neck. Tedious meetings caused him to stay behind,…Blog Steam (It's a bit like 'Electric Contempt', 2 Likes Man of Steel by Karl A Russell Isaac soared, fingertips brushing whisper damp clouds. He wheeled, banked, dived, pulled up when he tasted ocean salt and hit Mach 3 as he bulleted through the peaking waves. Pushing upwards, he nose… Page Man of Steel by Karl A Russell 5 Likes Three Women
Three women, breezy dresses; one honey-skinned, perhaps from somewhere hot and spiced, the other two could have been sisters, mousey, not thin or fat or particularly tall or short. Three women,…Blog Three Women 8 Likes Eternity by Kenn Hoekstra I had no idea when I wished for immortality I would be condemning myself to a fate worse than death. Two thousand years of war, famine and disease decimated humanity until I was, at… Page Eternity by Kenn Hoekstra 8 Likes THE OLD MAN AND THE TERRORIST
Old hard-of-hearing David Epstein bumps into a suspicious man…Blog THE OLD MAN AND THE TERRORIST 11 Likes
The warm, summer breeze caught one of the many dandelions on my…Blog The Caregiver 6 Likes Porcelain
“Give me the doll Annie”, Sarah’s voice was firm; she concentrated on making sure it didn't crack.
“Put her down sweetie, please”
“But Mummy, she’s dirty” Annie voice, an…Blog Porcelain 8 Likes