Flash! Friday Vol 3 – 26: WINNERS | Flash! Friday – Judging week

Judging week on FF --- I hope nobody’s too terribly comfy out there in flash fiction world: we’re winding down the first half of Year Three and prepping for the very, very exciting second. We’ve already announced your new dragon captains, and we’re planning to celebrate their inauguration with a SHEBANG! Coming up in the next couple of weeks we’ve …

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Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 25 | Flash! Friday : The Hospital

  The Hospital     She comes with her distended belly and eyes of wonder. “I love you so much,” she says to the bloodied face of her new-born, as his screams of life fill the wards of hopes and dreams. His life yet to be lived, he stands at the plinth of liberty. | …

The Superhero Alchemist : Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 19 | Flash! Friday

The Superhero Alchemist She sits and waits. Her time is coming. In her kitchen, the kettle boils and her mind brews. Cupboards of unobtainable chocolate call to her, but she must resist, for there is a higher calling. She thinks about the superheroes of the world. The flowing capes, the shiny symbols, unearthly powers and …

Heart of Glass : Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 17 | Flash! Friday

Heart of Glass A city is just a desert. Sand everywhere, transformed by furnace and chemicals into the spires of glass, transparent walls of opulence and gluttonous coffee-shop excess. I run through the dunes, a blurred shape against the glass malls and lights. The city also has an absence of intelligent life. The passer-by assuming …

Metropolitan Darkness : Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 16 | Flash! Friday

Metropolitan Darkness “I have watched attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion,” the charismatic Replicant says on the large LCD screen. From the Kinect senor, I watch the friends, their gormless faces and silly hats illuminated in harsh TV ghost-light. I have been calling them to me since the Nordic ships, since the …