Category Archives: Flash Fiction

Great Men Think Alike

The paint on the metal railing is peeling. I look past it, over the revolving-bed hotels, by-the-week tenements, abandoned shipping terminals, to the sea. Calm today, the gray water fades into a hazy, blurred horizon, signaling an overcast morning marked by the unbearable heat … Continue reading

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View From a Park Bench

The ancient sycamore spreads above my head. The branches on one side stretch far from the trunk. They grow up and out seek new horizons respect the guidance of the past. On the other side the tree’s limbs are stunted … Continue reading

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“Distrust”

The street crowd clapped their hands and stomped their feet as a man in a gray hoodie threw a jab a right cross an uppercut a hook at a non-existent opponent. A passing patrolman judged the man and the crowd … Continue reading

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“Frozen Dreams”

The wild winds of January spiraled o’er the gray bay stole its mist, its frigid waters absorbed its basest core. The wintery gusts iced purloined beads exhaled on sailing ships left sleet in cracks and crevices of cobblestones and bricks. … Continue reading

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“Let There Be Light….”

Heat. Firebolt hot. Heat. Light. Thunderstroke bright. Light. Crackle. Sizzle. Pop. Dark. Octopi ink. Dark. Bang. Curtain dropped. Bang. Death. Ancient father covered eyes. Heroic mother pried them open. Sky sequins sparkled. Shadows sheltered. Solitary sentinels saw. Death. Day breaks. … Continue reading

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“The Catharsis of Song”

I start to hum. A black tale of love found and love lost. Slow. Like a funeral dirge. The inmates in adjacent cells join in. Voices up and down the line add words and volume to the monotonous murmur. Guards … Continue reading

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“Too Late?”

Cutthroat men are slashing bitter boys are smashing their way through the city. Victims of their hatred mortals, objects sacred destroyed without pity. Is faith validation for human damnation and slaughter of the past? Is fostered cruelty behind brutality and … Continue reading

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