The Very Short Story Starter – Prompt #4

I recently treated myself to John Gillard’s The Very Short Story Starter, which is filled with 101 flash fiction prompts that I hope will provide me with some blogging inspiration over the summer months. Here was today’s prompt, “Unrecognizable”: Write a story from the perspective of someone who has woken up in a room or place…

The Longest Journey

The old soldier sat up a little from his bench at the very end of the station, his weary eyes suddenly alert. Nobody had taken much notice of him as they hurried up and down the platform’s edge, piling into their trains or else scurrying away down the stone steps. He was just another commuter…

The Cure

I had been sitting alone on a metal, slightly rusted park bench when he had come to me. I can remember hoping that he would pass by me without stopping, for his appearance had been very eccentric. He had been tall, with sleek blonde hair that fell to his shoulders. On his head, he wore…

The Chamber #3 – #writephoto

The following piece of creative writing forms the final part of a three-part series that I have been writing over the past week. I have today managed to finish this mini-series with the help of another of Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompts. You can read part one of this story here, and part two here. Thank…

The Chamber #2

After ending my response to this week’s #writephoto prompt on a bit of a cliffhanger, I decided to turn the story into a little mini-series. You can check out part one here, and I will be posting the third and final part of the story within the next few days. Alice’s eyes were half closed as…

The Chamber #writephoto

An unwelcome breeze whipped past his hair, cold and intrusive, as though invisible hands were brushing through it. He allowed himself a glance back up the tunnel, his eyes searching for the square of light through which he had come, and which was now far, far behind him. He had not wanted to go anywhere…

Hungry Mouths

The second hand seemed to be moving unnaturally slowly. My eyes flicked to it as the interviewer spoke in his flat, monotone voice. He was what I would call a whitewash man. His sleek, well-groomed hair was slicked back against his skull and, from within his beaming mouth, blinding teeth protruded. It was all very…

The Very Short Story Starter – Prompt #2

I recently treated myself to John Gillard’s The Very Short Story Starter, which is filled with 101 flash fiction prompts that I hope will provide me with some blogging inspiration over the summer months. Here was today’s prompt, “Four Seasons”: Structure a story based on the four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. Write 100 words…

A Light in the Dark #writephoto

The clouds above us were dark, but from beyond the mountain ridge, I could see the beginnings of a golden ray of light. It shone upwards into the sky, turning the grey into a golden yellow. It was a positive sight, one that would ordinarily fill me with hope. Yet this wasn’t the time to…