My hands shook noticeably as I adjusted the veil, my anxiety attributed to normal bridal nerves by the obligatory admiring posse. I barely recognised myself in the mirror; a version of me I had pined for, actively pursued and yet now baulked at. All the warnings levied at me now flashed through my mind; “Marry… Continue reading Bridal Nerves – flash fiction
Pretty shoes; raw heels, blistered toes.
On-line bullying. Real life consequences.
Stolen moments, sweet nothings, broken heart.
Snoring stranger, furry mouth, empty bottles.
“Finally,” he said, “I’ve found you.”
In solidarity, the clock stopped ticking.
Suddenly, the doll’s eyes sprang open.
This piece of flash fiction was part of a challenge to write a story/scene that was not related to Christmas, but included at least six of the Christmassy words from this list e.g. holly, gift, sleigh, jingle, merry, reindeer, snowman, cheer, carol, elf, ornament. Try it yourself and share your attempt with me! Neither use nor ornament “You’re neither use nor ornament” Mrs Byrne declares as… Continue reading Neither use nor ornament