Category: Flash-fiction

  • About 35°C in the shade

    About 35°C in the shade

    ‘Opening the wardrobe door’ was a recent writing prompt I was given. Quick as a flash fiction writer, I came up with this…

  • Murder. No mystery.

    Murder. No mystery.

    The runes were cast and these are what the gods came back with – a black cat, a lightning bolt, a light bulb, an eye, a question, a footprint, an abacus, a compass and a magic wand – see the picture! I did my best with this meagre material… so here is my offering!

  • Photo prompt kills!

    Photo prompt kills!

    The little man had sharp blue eyes similar to those of a mynah bird we once had caged in the kitchen at home. Gordon continued, “He’s my most trusted forensic man. He’ll take you through to the morgue…

  • The City

    The City

    I threw some Rory Story Cubes and the images revealed let me imagine a City …

  • Oscar, Ella and Ringo

    Oscar, Ella and Ringo

    Our cat lost us, so I wrote about the trauma. i guess it helped me.

  • Calvin and Hobbes

    Calvin and Hobbes

    Recently, after making a donation, my wife brought home a book of comic strips from a charity table at work. It was “The Calvin And Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book” by Bill Watterson, commemorating his own comic strip, which was pretty big in US newspapers in the 80’s and 90’s.

  • Streets of fire

    Streets of fire

    A picture of a boy and a miner freshly out of the mine inspired me to write this piece of flash fiction…

  • The Elephant of Doom

    The Elephant of Doom

    This is a piece of hokum, inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s characters in “The Jungle Book”…

  • The Morning After the Night Before

    The Morning After the Night Before

    You know the one where someone shows you a work of art or even just an everyday household object, and it inspires you to write something? I’ll show you mine, you show me yours…

  • Dialogue


    I was asked to write something entirely in dialogue. I’m not the greatest talker in the world but when it comes to imagining a dialogue that’s easier for me… see what you think.