Plastic – Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 35 | Flash! Friday (Special Mention)

“Plastic”  158 Words Waiting…watching…praying. Always praying. A few feet and a cosmos of emotion separate Maggie and Jim. The plastic box sits between them. Its power is all consuming; it is fear, contained. Extreme senses fill this cathedral of apprehension. Arid heat. Clinical smells. Harsh fluorescent lights; broken only by UV lamps and crayon-coloured wires. …

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Servitude – Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 33 | Flash! Friday

  160 Words. In the stench of the sweat-factories, she toils; she has always toiled. Here in the land of the free and the brave, she was born into servitude, like those before her. She yearns for the impossible: recognition, justice and freedom. Her unforgiving masters pay her nothing. She will be mercilessly beaten into …

Flash! Friday Vol 2.32 (Special Mention)

Like many of the wonderful crew at the good ship Flash! Friday. I decided to try and submit each week. 150 words based on a picture, word and theme is challenging but normally achievable even on a busy Friday. http://flashfriday.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/flash-friday-vol-2-32/ The picture and theme were challenging for me. The clumsiness element less so. I had this story …

Buried

May 2014 : Buried Theme. 2nd attempt was a little easier for word vs theme challenge. It seemed a bit obvious to go with a buried person. I opted for a war criminal trying to bury his past... My past is buried in layers of deceit and denial; brutally pressing my putrid soul. I remember …