The thing about the end is that you so rarely realise it’s the end at the time. It’s only when you look back that you see all the signs, announcing “This is It!” Like that time I thought I had a best friend and a loving boyfriend. Well, I suppose I did have a best… Continue reading Endings
In solidarity, the clock stopped ticking.
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
A signed name; a sealed fate.
Broken shoe, broken cheekbone, broken spirit.
The greener grass was damn AstroTurf….
The phone rings. The voice on the other end say “we need you again”, then hangs up. I want to pretend I didn’t hear her, go back in time and not answer the call. Who am I kidding? There are no choices here, not for me anyway. I’m the main attraction. My popularity is to… Continue reading The Call
Red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow of bruises. The door slams; what colour next?
“And the award goes to Tony Carmichael for his portrayal of ….” Fuck. The painfully applied smile dies, and the painfully thin blonde on her knees under the table assisting in the smile making sees her instrument wilt. Rapturous applause explodes, chairs scrape in their haste to be pushed back and a blonde head bangs… Continue reading “And the award goes to…” 99 word flash fiction
“Don’t screw this up for me,” his breath is hot and close on my neck. His hand moves me forward like the puppet I have become. Clothes I don’t own drape precariously on a body which is no longer just mine, a passport with my face and someone else’s name weighs heavy in my hand.… Continue reading “Don’t screw this up for me” – 99 word flash fiction