Tag Archives: Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction: Rising of the Phoenix (1000 words)

Human voices wake us, and we drown. Blue waters shimmer around me, above and below and to the side, and somehow I’m still breathing. I don’t remember. “Yasmin,” says my sister’s voice. “Yasmin, can you hear me?” I’m underwater, swimming in … Continue reading

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Flash fiction (Random Title): Crown of Bastards

“So is it true that your parents aren’t married to each other?” Yasmin made a face, as Jehen watched the Karis cadets. Six of them ranged in a ragged half-circle in front of them, eyes avid. “Is it true that your … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Forbidden (100 words)

On Sarronny, we do not step on living plants. Long ago, the Academy at Karis built walkways over the ground. Their glass and silvery metal gleamed in the moons’-light. Martisset sprawled among the living plants, until she learned that was … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Abacus Music

The one eyed high priest of the Temple of Mammon plays the invisible music of money on an abacus made of the bones of miscarried messiahs. The messiah was born in 1800. In 1812, she died of dehydration in the … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Poetics

“Now is the time to crush the fruit / And brew the wine of memory.” Six years old, she stands before me, my doppelganger. She has recited the seventeen stanzas of the Poem on Deep Space better than I could have … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Headspace

Once upon a time on the Original World, there was an old man who traded one eye for wisdom. The story is ancient; it came with us on the journey-ships, and traversed the Original Jump. Scholars tell us that it … Continue reading

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Flash fiction: Painted smile

Author’s note: In preparation for NaNoWriMo 2009, someone put up daily prompts on one of the forums. I did them in the spirit of warm-ups, but some of them turned into stories. Here is one such. Prompt: The raindrops painted a silent … Continue reading

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