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50 Word Story: The China Dog

In February, Flash Tales online magazine editor Denise Dianaty issued a writing challenge to the We PAW Bloggers Facebook Group based on the flash fiction writing prompt: “Use the words ‘bark’ and ‘china’ to compose a 50-word story. You may make your story prose or poetry. The story must be exactly 50 words — no more, no less.”

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Short Story: Needle Work

Featured photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash

Rated M for Mature: Not for young or sensitive readers. Contains violence and paranormal theme.

This story is a flash fiction tale for a new illustrated anthology I’m working on with my favourite graphic designer. I’m curious to see what they will draw for this story.

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Short Story: Blowing Leaves

Feature Photo by Jessica D. Vega on Unsplash.

Rated M for Mature: Scenes of violence and coarse language. Not suitable for young or sensitive readers.

I’m planning to include this short story in my illustrated anthology currently in progress.

BLOWING LEAVES

Padma’s stomach flipped as she ran to answer the front door. Through the glazed window panes, she could see a dark silhouette with a peaked cap. The police emblem slightly brighter than the surrounding material.

She took a deep breath and opened the door. Pasting on a smile.

“Is your husband here,” the officer asked.

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Short Story: Tubsy and the Trauma of Oz

Rated M for mature. May not be suitable for young or sensitive readers.

Zoe sat on her coiled rag carpet holding Tubsy in her arms. Gently feeding Tubsy her bottle of water. Tubsy’s eyes were almost completely closed against her flushed pink cheeks. A bottle always made her sleepy.

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50 Word Story: Tinnitus Cure Study 421-Rotary

Rated M for mature. Not suitable for young or sensitive readers. Contains violence.

Could I write a story in 50 words? It was Halloween 2016, and I wanted to write a quick flash fiction story. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s famous heart wrenching 6 word story: “For sale, baby shoes, never worn.” The result is the Doctor Bell Tinnitus Cure Study 421: Rotary.

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