Proof of Aliens? – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 11/14/17

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No one spoke after they listened to the guide describe what the image scratched into the rocks before them was supposed to convey. After all this was the supposed expert, one who understood the culture better than any of them or their aged teacher. After several moments of silence the first sound was a badly stifled snicker, followed by the slow release of more which slowly but steadily increased into uncontrolled laughter.

The teacher felt his face flush from embarrassment as he realized the roughly two dozen college age members of his group were not holding in their true feelings. He drew in a deep breath, ready to right this wrong when the guide piped up to say, “Yes, you are right all that was hogwash, this was something a bored teenager scratched into the rock one day. We just give that spiel to see who is paying attention!”

 

 

 

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A Dragon Disagreement – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 11/07/17

 

 

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“If dragons did fight there would me massive damage from their flames!” Clay declared. “Their fire is hotter than anything man could create!” He was so passionate about anything dragon related and considered himself the local expert.

“Oh yeah, well Knights have been in the business of slaying dragons as long as they have been on the scene. I think there is no dragon that can’t be slain.”

“I guess we agree to disagree!” Clay responded.

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Even Ants Have a Hierarchy – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 10/31/17

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Dustin looked longingly at the tall tower they approached. He wondered many things about this hallowed place. Maury could see his far off gaze and shook his head as he struggled against his own load.

“Forget it Dustin, we will never see the inside!”

“Maybe if we work hard enough,” Dustin offered.

“No worker I have ever known was invited to share that kind of luxury.”

“So we are expected to just supply the ones basking in their excess?”

It is our role, my friend. We are workers with aching backs!

 

 

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Is the Killer in Sight? – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 10/24/17

 

 

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The culprit was hiding in plain sight. With time the authorities would admit the brilliance of the devious plan, using the confusion of the city-wide collection of anonymous ones to blend. The Nameless Festival was purposed to prize anonymity, so there was no way to identify anyone by their name, especially when no one use done.

“He might as well be a ghost,” the lead detective groaned.

“In effect he is,” his partner acknowledged. “It could be anyone here!”

 

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All or Nothing – Flash fiction for Aspiring Writers – 10/10/17

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Penelope’s heart sunk when they approached the door. This was the last known safe haven for miles and the coding was clear, there was only space for three more souls here.

Jerome saw her face, so he immediately tried to reassure her. He pointed at the smiley face with an optimistic tone from his lips. “I see four!”

“They were rushing!” Penelope said through tears. She looked at her small children whom she huddled closer to her body. “It’s all of us or none,” she declared.

Jerome knocked at the door with the rhythmic combination last communicated.

 

 

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 10/17/17


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Barging Through – Flash fiction for Aspiring Writers – 10/10/17

 

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No one would ever suspect the barge. Hundreds of barges traveled the channel ever day. Even if the police suspected this means they could never check every single one. A plan came together quicker than anyone could imagine and the waiting game began.  There would be one hundred twenty-three anxious minutes to stomach before the precious cargo would be safe.

“This is an ingenious plan!” Artie declared.

“I will let you know my feelings in one hundred twenty-four minutes,” Wesley said.

 

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Lily’s Heart – Flash fiction for Aspiring Writers – 10/03/17

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Lily became famous with her simple sign. No amount of dissuasion by her father made a difference. There was gallons of determination coursing through her six year old mind. Of course she did not understand the why, but she knew it was something that should not happen here or anywhere else. She didn’t care of she was the only kid, she wanted to show the victims her loving heart.

 

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I Spy My Contact, Maybe – Flash fiction for Aspiring Writers – 09/26/17

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Julie wasn’t sure she was cut out for this cloak and dagger stuff. Sure James Bond was a man and he made it look much more glamorous, especially the way he would sweep a gorgeous woman off her feet and into his bed. But so far in her experience real life espionage was much more mundane.

Now here she was looking for her mysterious contact named “Crust”. She was unsure if it was meant to be a metaphor or something more ironic, but either way she struggled to identify anyone who she though might fit the bill. She thought about the cryptic message she received four hours earlier and studied the room again.

There. The coffee cup with the round rim glasses on it. That was the key. Whoever sat there would be the one. She pulled out her compact to touch up her make up, thinking it would make her blend while she waited.

 

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – 09/26/17


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The Bumbling P.I. – Flash fiction for Aspiring Writers – 09/19/17

 

 

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Sarah squinted as she scanned one photograph and then switched to the next. The private eye shuffled from foot to foot, checking his watch as he considered what he would do with his fee when this wife suspecting her husband was cheating got her proof. The private eye succeeded mainly because he back-loaded his fee, promising only to charge the last 75% when the proof was offered.

“I don’t see it,” Sarah proclaimed.

“it’s right there,” the man said poking his long finger at the photograph.

“Um, no, I can tell it is someone, but not my Harry. I am not willing to ruin my marriage over a blurry photograph. What else have you got?”

The man let out a slow breath as he dropped his brief case on the table so he could rummage through the stacks of photographs inside. It took a few minutes, but he felt a sense of enthusiasm as he fished out a clear photograph he knew would seal the deal.

“You idiot!” That’s a picture of him alright, but that is me!”

 

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