Category Archives: Flash fiction

Her

I don’t sleep. It’s not that I can’t, it’s just that I won’t. And it’s because of her. The monster that lives in my dreams. The witch from the realm between life and death. At least that’s what she told me during our first time together. A few weeks ago, I’d seen her twice and I was fine with not

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Home of the Condemned

My mother and I were up late that Saturday watching a host of scary movies and unpacking boxes of clothes and trinkets. It’d only been a few hours since we finished unloading the moving truck so we had our work cut out for us. Though we barely put a dent in the luggage, Dad tapped out early.  He claimed to

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Sibling Rivalry

Holly cursed as the heavy snowflakes coated her mountain town in a sleek, white layer of ice, forcing her to drive undesirably slow. “I can’t believe you asked Mike what his plans were when his parents were on their deathbeds! You insulted my fiancé and his parents!” Holly snapped. “Well, you had plans. So I thought it was a legitimate question,” her

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Santa

None of the kids in town, or the world, would dream of being deemed a trouble maker. That was thanks to the disturbing Christmas folklores our parents told us. These sick fairy tales were passed on from generation to generation, forcing children to believe. And if they didn’t, there wouldn’t be any presents or worse, Santa would get you. But

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The First Ride is Free

Cloe owed it to her infant son, Sean, and lackluster boyfriend, John, to pick up a night job. How else would they survive? Certainly, not with her retail job where the pay failed to cover her new expenses. Her prayers were answered by a mobile app which offered her a gig driving strangers around. How easy is that? Uneasy, she

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Happier Beginnings

Haley saw her fraternal twins, Cole and Calvin, off to prom earlier that evening. She rented them each a luxury sports car while Kevin, her husband, gave them $500 each. Aware that the gifts would be used as ammunition to conduct mischief, she couldn’t help but smile. She was proud of them. Each scored academic and sports scholarships to their first-choice universities,

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