Tag Archives: flash fiction

The Tower Princess

Prompt: I survived the war between the kingdoms by hiding in a tower.   I was the last to arrive at my own palace when they returned my father’s body from the kingdom to the north, wrapped in a white shroud. Peace. It was a word that held no meaning for me anymore. It was […]

Black Magic

I took another drink of whiskey, letting it warm my stomach and dull my magic. Losing control now would be disastrous. Now, when I was so close to the semi-finals. The Miss Galaxy title was everything that I had left. That and the cash prize it promised. I waited off-stage while a lovely Deltan attempted […]

The Cursed Word

The man lay in his path, screaming. Raymond had been hearing him for the last quarter of a klick or so. There were no words in the scream. Just the sounds of a man’s agony. Raymond walked down a narrow path. There were no breaks here, no narrow alleyways where he could move to a […]

My Half Hour Child

There it was again, the ghostly tug at my skirt. Every day at precisely half past five, it was there. I could set my watch by it—and I had before after a power outage. “There’s a glass of milk on the counter along with a PBJ and a banana.” The pressure relieved on my skirt […]

Missing Days

I sat at the edge of the forest in a pile of torn clothing and howled. Long moments of silence answered my call and then, in the distance, I heard a response. I felt heat rush through my body, burning away the foggy haze that surrounded me since awakening.  A sense of belonging settled over […]