Archive for short fiction

Not Sure (Flash Fiction 55)

Posted in Flash Fiction with tags , , , , , , on August 23, 2010 by dustus

Parallel footprints track the smooth, sungolden morning sand.

“God, when’s the last time I saw you?”

“Probably when I graduated college. You and Aunt Beatrice flew to Chicago and gave me that Austrian beer stein.”

“Well… What are you going to do? It’s been two years…”

“Don’t know… Not sure if I ever will again.”

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Surreally Now (Flash Fiction 55)

Posted in Flash Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2010 by dustus

Beneath bevel-edged glass, without bordering frames, walls of colorful abstracts pool surreally now. Don’t know what to make of it? Life, poor gaunt man spent priceless moments when study walls talked back; mocking yellow streaks between paintings.

Perspiring lead molecules, maddening thoughts joyful— what’s left of creation before illusions radiate nerves virally like cancerous growth.

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Reserve Flask (Flash Fiction 55)

Posted in Flash Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2010 by dustus

3 am. Party over… Snow erases the frozen dirt road. Quarter-sized flakes whiteout the windshield. Focus skidding, 15 mph—ditched!

“Might be here a while,” C.J. muses, removing his earmarked copy of Catch 22 from the glove box. He reads, teeth chattering by flashlight, unseen beneath two army blankets, sipping whiskey from his reserve flask.

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