430, Watery Road (Part 2 of 2)

Do not go into the basement. Of all the rules she had to follow, that was the most important, the most oft repeated. Frank told her, “It is where I...

430, Watery Road (Part 1 of 2)

Rose sits in the driver-side seat of her car, hands locked to the steering wheel, parked across from the house. 430, Watery Road is an ordinary two-...

Ticking the Boxes

19) Gathering information. (Flash fiction - 500 words)

Fern is fine

It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine. George Fern felt fine. His feeling of fineness was not dampened in the least by the sobering...

Early Morning Farm

Coyotes are restless with their calling as echoes of boldness reach our dogs. Misty and Storm sprint to attention aroused from sleep protective woofs...

Break the Child: Chapter Twenty-Six: Me and Little Andy

Chapter Twenty-Six Me and Little Andy I’ve got a boyfriend, even seeing it written down in this diary looks odd. Me, with a real, proper, boyfriend,...
Gold cherry


Since vocation Sunday was coming up, Mrs Doyle thought we were old enough to ask the question, ‘What do you want to do when you grow up?’ She was a...

Jeremy's Dilemma

18) A prickly situation. (Flash fiction - 500 words)
Gold cherry


The owner of the restaurant, Pete, fired Darren for arguing with a customer. Darren was adamant he did nothing wrong.

Break the Child: Chapter Twenty-Five: To Prank or Not to Prank

Chapter Twenty-Five: To Prank or not to Prank Everybody left the school grounds in twos or threes or tens. Sal and Mel had to go because they had...