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Spark [Flash fiction prompt: Kilojoules]

Flash fiction prompt 25 and this is probably one of the most grim things I've ever written or researched. Yep, I spent all day Googling information about exactly what happens in an electric chair. My search history this month is amazing. Content warning for detailed description of execution, brief mentions of child murder (no details)… Continue reading Spark [Flash fiction prompt: Kilojoules]

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I will follow the teacher [Flash fiction prompt: Virgin/HB pencil]

Flash fiction prompts 22 (virgin) and 23 (HB pencil) have been combined in this story cause it was a weird challenge to combine those two things and I also don't want to get behind on my days. I had to take a break yesterday because I'd slept a total of 5 hours out of the… Continue reading I will follow the teacher [Flash fiction prompt: Virgin/HB pencil]

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Landmarks [Flash fiction prompt: Cut and paste]

Flash fiction prompt 21 was another challenge to write from a perspective that is nothing like anything I have ever experienced or will ever experience. Having grown up literally never hearing the words "When you get married", I tripped and fell in love with my best friend when I was twenty and got married when… Continue reading Landmarks [Flash fiction prompt: Cut and paste]

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Curare [Flash fiction prompt: Planned]

Flash fiction prompt 20 and it felt like time for something dark again. The title comes from a poison, just one of the things that are making my internet search history extra weird at the moment. The story is as twisted as you'd expect of something named after a poison that paralyses but doesn't prevent… Continue reading Curare [Flash fiction prompt: Planned]

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Today, in case you didn’t know [Flash fiction prompt: Stay strong]

Flash fiction prompt 19 and I'm not sure where something so sad came from considering how happy my day has been. It's based loosely on a couple of poems I wrote a while ago that never felt finished, possibly because they were waiting to be cannibalised into a flash fiction prompt piece. This morning, I… Continue reading Today, in case you didn’t know [Flash fiction prompt: Stay strong]

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What did you expect from drugs and holidays? [Flash fiction prompt: Marker/buoy]

Flash fiction prompt 17 and 18, because Marker and Buoy really needed to be written together. I had a mild panic at being a day ahead of myself, but I have a photoshoot on Friday so it's unlikely I'll get any writing done that day and it'll all even out in the end. Perfectionistic sigh… Continue reading What did you expect from drugs and holidays? [Flash fiction prompt: Marker/buoy]

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The Mariana Trench and Everest [Flash fiction prompt: Shark]

Flash fiction prompt 15! I decided to give myself an extra challenge today and write about a phobia I don't have. I love the sea and find the thought of a vast ocean of unfathomable depth to be immensely comforting but I'd been reading about thalassophobia recently and it fit nicely with today's shark prompt,… Continue reading The Mariana Trench and Everest [Flash fiction prompt: Shark]

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Gradually, then suddenly [Flash fiction prompts: To Read, CC, and Die]

Flash fiction prompts 12, 13 and 14! When I was looking at the list to find today's prompt, the idea that appeared in my head combined all three so I let myself run with it. It's slightly longer than regular flash fiction length but in an effort to enjoy creativity without too many restrictions, I've… Continue reading Gradually, then suddenly [Flash fiction prompts: To Read, CC, and Die]

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My dearest Andrew [Flash fiction prompt: Take note]

Flash fiction prompt 11! On my internet travels, I ran into this collection of real suicide notes. They're intriguing and heartbreaking, just as you would expect strangers' suicide notes, presented without much context, to be. This one in particular stayed with me and I dearly wanted to give the young woman a different ending to… Continue reading My dearest Andrew [Flash fiction prompt: Take note]

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Endings [Flash fiction prompt: Deer]

Flash fiction prompt day 9! This is probably the most literal prompt response I've written so far. Since it won't ruin the story in any way, here's a minor content warning for mentions of animal suffering (no details, no cruelty or torture or anything like that) and abusive relationship dynamics (again no details). “I saw… Continue reading Endings [Flash fiction prompt: Deer]