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
I listened from downstairs as she packed. She’d break everything she owned if she wasn’t careful. I didn’t help as she dragged the over-stuffed bag down each step. I’d learned that offering only made her more angry, dragged the performance out a bit longer. “I love you, please don’t go like this.” It slipped out… Continue reading Love/Hate – 99 word flash fiction
“Sorry”, he mumbled, not meaning it.