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Pole position

Donald Uptight leans forward in his leather chair and looks over the top of his steel-rimmed glasses. ‘So, Ms Nebilenko –’  he says ‘Please – call me Tatjana.’ ‘So, Ms – Tatty-yana, I see from your application form that you … Continue reading

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Flash fiction – A simple mistake

I grab the phone and snap ‘Hello?’ I have just taken the first mouthful of my supper and am keen to discourage any enthusiastic salesperson wanting to sell me a new gas or broadband contract. I listen. Nothing. I look … Continue reading

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That vital consonant

It was the little things that gave it away. At first I didn’t pick up on them, at least, not consciously anyway. I knew Reverend Mathews when we lived in Cambridge and he was the vicar at our local church. … Continue reading

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Flash fiction 100 – who’s the boss?

Our new neighbours, a couple, came round to introduce themselves. We made small talk, had coffee, and discussed local issues. The woman asked where I got my blinds. The man was adamant that they were not having blinds. The window … Continue reading

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And another hundred words – infidelity

It was a complete shock. He admitted that it had been going on for six months, that the first time had been a moment of weakness, and that after that he hadn’t been able to stop himself. The man I … Continue reading

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Another hundred words – the stranger on the wall

For over two hours he has been sitting cross-legged on the grass directly opposite my lounge window. From the sofa, I see that he looks up intermittently and glances over, straight at me. His eyes bore into me and I … Continue reading

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In a hundred words – a bit of a lift

The smell of hot metal lodges in my throat. I keep thinking I can taste it. Loud, grinding sounds hurt my ears. Squashed up, sardines in a tin, the heat and humidity are unbearable. A mix of smells invade my … Continue reading

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