The spunk in her eyes surprised me. I thought the torture he had put her through would have already taken all of her will, broken her and made her a heap of injured flesh, but instead she looked at me as if she was about to take me on, with the determination to win. I …Continue reading "The Girl – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction"
I knew it was you, who had been here, marking the words in those many books, a clever way of showing me you were okay, but not clever enough. The same markings that let me here, let him to you, always a step ahead of me, as I stumbled blindly with no resources to find …Continue reading "Hidden Words – A Flash Fiction"
Hands shaking, she knew she would never take another step for granted. Too many years, too many battles past through and won, did not leave her without scars, but they did not leave her broken. Not yet, not at this time, when she had one more thing left to do. Dropping the crushed pill into …Continue reading "Morning Coffee – A Flash Fiction"
I opened my door, my home and my heart to him, only to be betrayed in the most painful way possible. How could he tear apart the love and devotion, which I only have given him, no other, with such depth and trust? Since the moment of revelation, I ached with a pain, that should …Continue reading "Open – A Flash Fiction"
Title: Kaijin Author: Devon Henry Genre: Short Fiction Release Date: July 29th, 2014 Rating: 5/5 Stars Short story collections are tricky for me to read, because I usually find only a few gems in them, having to shuffle through those which I did not connect with, and then lacking the motivation to go on, and …Continue reading "Book Review: Kaijin by Devon Henry"
Considering that most people skim online content – which reflects our fast past way of life – Flash Fiction and Micro-Fiction has become a more relevant part of our reading and writing experience. Flash Fiction – short stories between 100 and 1000 words – and Micro-Fiction – very short stories under 100 words – are …Continue reading "Short And Sweet – Relevance of Flash Fiction And Micro-Fiction"
“How could anyone ever abandon something as beautiful as her, is beyond me”, Sue sighed. “Beautiful she is, even in this condition, you are right.”, Meryl agreed. “Hopefully, as soon as she is fed, washed, and gets some rest, she will be able to find a good forever home.” The young woman smiled, at the …Continue reading "Forever – A Flash Fiction"
The happiest day of his life was also his last, the death coming with such a swiftness, no one expected it to occur. The vitality of his existence had been more evident on this day, than it had been in a long time, his eyes filled with love and hope, his stride with strength and …Continue reading "A Day To Remember"
Blinded by the deepest despair of her grief, she never saw them coming. Vultures in human form, ready to dry out every least amount of blood left for the taking, grabbing for his belongings with such a fury, that left even the most distant members of his family gasp for air. Such a contrast …Continue reading "Vultures – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction"
Title: Fearless Girls, Wise Women, & Beloved Sisters Author: Katherine Ragan Publisher: Norton Rating: 5/5 Stars This collection of short folktales with a strong female lead, creates a charming and necessary addition to the traditional tales, we have been exposed to, and read as children. The lack of female leads in these stories was the …Continue reading "Fearless Girls, Wise Women and Beloved Sisters – A Book Review"