Category Archives: Microfiction

Say it

Trembling, the child grabs a handful of Mum’s skirt. “Come on, don’t keep your sister waiting. Say it,” urges Mum. Sitting on the floor, surrounded by scattered Lego and a half smashed tower, big sister crosses her arms in expectation. “Say what?” asks the child. “You know very well!” says sister. “It was by accident.”

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That damn cat

Not wanting to wake anyone you don’t bother turning on a light, but just after starting down the stairs your foot connects with something warm and furry. You reel perilously but grasp the banister rail just in time to prevent a headlong plunge. The warm furry thing skitters past and into one of the bedrooms. That damn

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Siren Song

A sweet melody drifted through the briny air. The captain peered through his telescope. An island loomed ahead. “Change course,” he commanded, but the ship wouldn’t listen. He wrestled with the wheel, but it wouldn’t budge. His crew abandoned ship and swam ashore. “Wait, she’s mine!” the captain yelled, removing his boots. “Don’t leave me,”

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Honeymoon in Atlantis

Lydia tucked a bikini into her suitcase. Her honeymoon in Atlantis awaited. They’d had great difficulty agreeing on the holiday package. She wanted to visit the “Glory Days” of the ancient city. Larry insisted “Underwater Atlantis” sounded more exciting. Finally, Lydia had conceded and booked a special discount package online. The newlyweds stepped through the

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Return of Spring

End of March, snow starting to melt. Water dripping off the eaves. Snow banks shrinking. Finally, Elmer thought as he drank his coffee by the kitchen window. His eyebrows shot up as he recognized the slop pail with which he’d sent his wife to feed the hogs in the November blizzard. Her fingers still clutched the handle. “Bout

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