Fiction Category

The Prophet

I take a left at the end of my street and turn down a barely used laneway. I’m trying to avoid people, trying to maintain social distance, or physical distance, or whatever the latest pandemic catchphrase is. Hardly anyone comes down this way. I know this from walking the dogs. In the daytime, the odd […]

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Hall of Mirrors (or A Mansplainer’s Just Desserts)

Hall of Mirrors, or a mansplainer’s just desserts

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Unearthed

Unearthed: microprose in 40 words about a season

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The hit

“They exchange secrets; two strangers on the bus.” YeahWrite #416 Microprose

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Payback

Will the ferryman escape his fate?

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Protected: The Pea-Green Suit

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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The Eulogy

CAUTION: This story contains references to domestic violence and descriptions of childhood emotional abuse. I stood at the podium looking out at the sea of faces, unfamiliar and familiar, the funeral director’s words still ringing in my ears. It’s okay to be raw and honest. There’s no right way to grieve. They’re just looking for […]

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The Innocence of Mabel Cunderdin

If you wanted to set your life on fire, there wasn’t a better combination than Mabel Cunderdin, and Edward Willard’s limitless credit card.

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Seven seconds

Seven seconds to draw a breath

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The Peacock’s Daughter

Music surges through the speakers. Salt-N-Pepa tell us to push it, and I survey the sea of shocked faces. Not really funeral fare, Mum. ‘No sombre music, Gillian.’ Yes, Mum. No sombre music. But you could have at least let me warn folks.

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