2022

 

Cherry

She Cries

Picture from Pixabay She looks out onto the quiet suburban cluster of red brick semidetached houses and weeps. The seagulls on the roof on the house...
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Morris

Morris As Gemma walked into the small two-bedroom terraced house that she had bought with her boyfriend, Scott, three years before that they had been...
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Isabelle

Brian looked at his wedding album, a glass of fairly decent whiskey in his hand, and was reminded of how his wife, Emma, was positively glowing that...

A New Beginning

‘Ok, you can drop us here,’ Sean said to the taxi driver as he pulled up to the front of his dishevelled new apartment building. He paid the driver...

Peanut

When the waitress placed a coffee in front of me, I thanked her, a sombre expression on my face. I cupped the mug in my hands, allowing the heat...

Bright Eyes

As I sat watching tv with my husband, Dave, and two boys, who were almost grown men but will always be boys to me, I looked out of the window and was...
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To Little Niamh

This is a piece from my journal of the older me talking to the younger me. I’m trying with all my might to keep my head above water emotionally and...

The Wedding (Take One)

As Linda sat on the make up chair, relatives buzzing around her, making what she perceived to be a fuss, she was registering 0 in the comfort scale...

The Love of Her Life

Sophie watched her beloved, asleep on the pillow beside her and caressed her alabaster skin with the back of her hand until it was swatted off. She...

Meadow

‘Up! Up! Everybody up!’ A loud, booming voice reverberated through my core. I grunted and nursed my broken ribs. I felt, what I thought to be a foot...

The Olive Branch

Dave sat inconspicuously in his black 2004 Peugeot 307 overlooking the harbour. The tide was in but the current was changing and he watched as the...

Sustenance

here is some flash fiction. picture from pixabay As light issued under her cell door she lay in wait of the hatch in the bottom of her door to open...

Good Bye My Friend

As the alarm clock buzzed on Saturday morning, I hit with such gusto that it fell to the floor with a thud. I was kicking myself that I hadn’t turned...
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By Happinstance

I walked nonchalantly down Henry Street in Dublin’s city centre, drinking in the sights and sounds of all it brought. I realised I hadn’t been there...
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Finally, Freedom

Stuart was desperate to get there, desperate to get anywhere in fact. He had spent the last six years in a maximum security prison in the town of...

Acceptance

If you look despair up in the dictionary you will be told it means: ‘the complete loss or absence of hope’. Stephanie was desperate. She had just...

Just One Night

Why do I feel so nervous? After all its only one night and it’s not as if I’m going to be alone. She has every right to go. After all, its not every...

A Delicate Mind

Valerie was on a dating app one night and swiped right when she saw the profile of, what she thought, to be a goddess. Her heartbeat raced when the...
Cherry

Finally Proud

Kathy was the type of person who liked to please everyone. She did so at a detriment to herself. Kathy had a very vulnerable soul. She hated conflict...

Miracle Birth

Sophie abruptly woke as Otis, the German Shephard, barked into the darkness. She found this strange because Otis never barked unless he had something...
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May you live all the days of your life

This is a piece is one I wrote in 2017 that I have revamped and hopefully made better. picture from pixabay May you live all the days of your life...

The Storm

As the rain pelted against the window, I listened to the wind roar. The sycamore sapling outside the sitting room window was almost bent at a ninety-...

Freedom

This is another revisited piece from back in 2015. Picture from pixabay. Freedom Locked up like a prisoner, she cries. Dressed in nothing but pyjama...
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Nurse Ratchet

As I carefully got out of the elevator, making sure my crutches didn’t get caught between the gap from the lift to the first floor, my heart raced. ‘...
Cherry

Teddy

‘Daddy, daddy, daddy,’ Louise repeated tapping her father’s shoulder. When he opened his eyes, she smiled at him and asked him to bring her to the...

Dad

I believe that there is a difference between a father and a dad. In my opinion any male could be a father regardless of your age, race, sexuality or...

Forever Home

As Max, a seven-week-old black and tan Jack Russell Terrier, played with his brothers and sisters in the basking sun, he thought to himself how lucky...
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Cherry

Wait!

‘Fifteen minutes, you have fifteen minutes to vacate the property!’ an authoritative voice banged on the door to the flat. It was stupid o’clock on a...
Cherry

I Used To Have a Garden

As I entered to parking lot to the nursing home my heartstrings tugged. Why did I always feel guilty coming here? I had done everything in my power...

The Alleged Falcon Massacre

I crept into the house, afraid to wake my wife and kids. It was half ten. I had been working late, like I did every Friday night for the past six...

The Eulogy

As I sat in my armchair beside the fire, a good book in one hand, a glass of wine in the other, I rested my head on my shoulder and basked in the...
Cherry

I'm Getting Published!

This is a story that will hopefully come true one day in the near future. Picture from pixabay. A I sat on the bottom step of the stairs in wait of...

The Envelope

As I stood under the flickering street lamp, I saw the same familiar four faces staring glumly into the distance. I looked at my watch, it was late...

The Bed

Here’s a bit of flash fiction. Picture from Pixabay As she sat in her desk that took up half of one of the walls spaces in the small room, she sighed...

The Dreaded 'C' Word

As far back as memory serves a holiday was when you jumped onto a plane, fighting with your luggage through a busy airport, followed by the battle of...

The Trunk part 1

After Michaels grandmother Angela passed on, he was given the task to clean out her attic as, at the age of twenty seven, he was the youngest and...

The Trunk part 2

Even though Kayleigh was asleep when he got home to the apartment, he couldn’t but wake her to tell her about his day. As he rubbed her shoulder and...
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Cherry

The Forbidden Kiss

Here is some flash fiction. Picture from pixabay. It was a kiss that would have been forbidden long ago. Penelope caught Sinead by surprise as their...

Nature's Way

Am I just a body in a bed? These eyes they mirror the sky’s mood and shed, Tears that fall as I peer out, The window and scream, and beg, and shout,...

10 Seconds

It can only take 10 seconds to alter a person’s view on life…. just 10 seconds 1 Mississippi Sinead lingers by her bedside, near the clinical room,...
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Cherry

I Remember

I remember the first time I met you just as clearly as the last time I laid eyes on you. It was a sweltering day in mid-August 1998. We drove two...
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Daddy's Little Girl

2002 Kate was a very studious girl. Unfortunately, due to health issues, she had to drop out of school at sixteen. Her father, Robert, was her idol...

Fifteen Years

Julia, was a kind and generous woman who was brought up with the beliefs that she should put others before herself. She was a gentle soul who wouldn’...
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Cherry

Freddie

Spencer was a seagull who thought he ruled all of the estate he frequented. Year after year he nested with his partner, Wendy, and they made...
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Her Justice is Life

Maria was a troubled soul. She was someone who was dealt a crappy life in her earlier years which impacted greatly on her throughout her life. It...

The Lost Boys

When I arrived at the coffee shop with the knowledge that the kids were with their no-good son of a bitch father for the afternoon, I spotted a seat...

The Asylum Part 1

As we drove down the windy gravelled road, our tires kicking pebbles into the trees that towered over us like a canopy trying to hide what was to...

The Asylum Part 2

It was summer and the hospital required for us to get some air daily. I was ushered into a courtyard, about twenty meters by twenty meters, which was...

You

Here is a bit of flash fiction. picture from pixabay. Look at you! You are a pathetic blubbering mess! Why did you ignore your friends when they...