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
The view is intoxicating, as views high up tend to be. I could look at it for hours. But I don’t have hours; time waits for no man. A modest pang of regret twists low in my gut; if only I had climbed the fire escape stairs earlier in my lease. Cigarette butts litter the… Continue reading Bird’s eye view
I have a secret. I am a secret. I feel the clasp of my bra bite into my back and pinch my skin; instead of irritating me it feels like a softly whispered secret – “I know you”. Beauty is pain after all. The dull girl on the customer service counter calls my name –… Continue reading The eye of the beholder
I tried desperately to remain composed, to keep the smile plastered on my face and keep up the pretence that I was fine with what was unfolding in front of me. “Deep breaths” I told myself, “you can get through this”. My heart was racing and all my instincts were telling me to just put… Continue reading Heaven – flash fiction
I may have accidentally sort of adopted five cats. I’m still not even entirely sure I am a cat person, but now that I have five of them I guess I had better make my mind up one way or another. One of the medium sized cats twists its way (no idea how if it’s… Continue reading I may have sort of accidentally adopted five cats (flash fiction)