Tag: Flash Fiction

Submissions!

We are now welcoming guest posts in “Fiction in a Flash”. Calling for Original works of fiction/prose/poetry ! Selected works will be published in our FB page, Instagram and Twitter pages as well as our website https://fictioninaflash1.com. Please note the guidelines below: 1. Material…

Don’t Be Late

*repost* She stripped off her dress and stood in front of the mirror. That tiny scar below her left eye, the first time, the first beating,twenty days after a fairy tale wedding. A minor glitch; happens in all marriages, she had rationalised, not wanting…

The Wife

The shimmering silvery waters are seducing her, promising her of joy, a lack of which has today driven her to where she is standing now. In the middle of nowhere, in the vastness of a shore playing hide and seek with the sea, an…

The Broken Crayons

As usual, the day has fallen short of time. She had so much to do; she couldn’t get to all of it. A day full of mistakes. She is exhausted as she moves about the house, switching off lights, picking up toys. And then…

I Am Made Of Stories Untold

The sweet nothings of the star struck lovers made me smile, the romance of the newly weds made me blush. Those first baby steps still reverberates in my soul. I have seen it all. The fights, the love, the hate. I have chuckled at…

The Magician

The magician looks into the blue eyes, momentarily forgetting who he is. He is being washed away by the waves in those eyes. He is young, but he is fascinated by the old craft of magic, markets like this one being the perfect place…

Unkempt

I remember the exact moment I fell out of love. Squeezed by the day, I had come home and had cooked dinner-his favourite pasta. Huh, I always wanted to please him. He gobbled up the food. Some monosyllables as conversation, a few grunts as…

What The Fire Left Behind

He is gone, leaving me in pieces. For days, I have lain broken now. No sense of time or place. Curtains drawn, in darkness, in grief. Falling in love was a mistake. A bigger one was to marry him. I tell myself. But my…

Who’s next?

The frail man, ravaged by time, duped by life, lies in the makeshift bed of tattered clothes, staring at the roof. Today it is studded with just the tiny little dots, trying their best to cast a glow on the earth below, soldiers trying…

The Story She Missed

The stories churn in her head. She is just 12, but her thoughts have elevated to where her age has not yet.At nights, she fills up notebooks with her stories, of fairies, ghouls, soldiers, wars, voyages and dragons, capturing her imagination which usually moves…

Of Musk & Wood

Of musk and wood and hope you smelledThe whiff of you took my breath away. You stood there without a care, And didn’t give me a second glance.  Adonis unaware of his Aphrodite. Dreams became you and the unkind years did nothing to drown…

Despair

She crouches in the corner, in terror. The door slams. Hugging her knees, she sits still, afraid one movement of hers would make him return.She is numb to the pain now. It is the silence after the storm that she dreads now. A silence…