Tag Archives: 1000 words

Girls Should Be Fearless (Flash Fiction)

September 18, 1919 My dearest friend, Girls should be fearless. That’s what my Aunt Julia always says to me when ever I begin to doubt myself, and when she and Miss Haversham announced they were starting a troop of Girl Scouts, I was the first to put down my name. Girl Scouts! Just the name […]

Salt (Flash Fiction)

He slowly crawled out of his tent and looked around, shielding his eyes against the glare of the sun. For at least a mile in any direction, right up to the foothills that surrounded the plain, he could see nothing but sharp-edged salt formations that he knew would lacerate his bare feet and break his […]

Not Suitable (Flash Fiction)

I stood on the strip with my feet tightly pressed together and my back as straight as I could make it. My scalp and underarms were moist. My teeth tense. I could see down the line with my peripheral vision. Although I gave the impression of looking straight ahead at the mountains beyond the runway, […]