After Pompeii (1st runner-up place) Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 39 | Flash! Friday

After Pompeii, they banished me. I’d protected them for centuries, but humankind needed to find comfort, reason and blame. A god of fire and wing was an easy target.I watched fertile land birth a thriving city. I watched the sins of greed, the exchanges of coin for touches of flesh, and choice of ignorance over …

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The Apostle – Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 38 | Flash! Friday

The Apostle@Making_Fiction158 WordsMy Holy Bible clasped firmly in hand. I will only release it when they prise it from the battered husk that carries me, for my bodily vessel will soon be soaked in the colour of martyrdom. I will be just another boat perished on these foreign coastlands; another messenger of God sacrificed at …

A story called “Home Page” – Flash! Friday–Vol 2 – 37 | Flash! Friday

It’s called a care home. It’s never been a home. Care is but a mission statement, a corporate philosophy, a paper-thin reassurance to those that need to believe, who need to trust. The worker straps a pirate hat to me. I’ve learnt not to struggle with them, but sometimes my mind is absent. I immediately …

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. …

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 …