Little Momma left them in June. Most days they dropped by, concerned she might miss them. They quit work. They listened hard; softly too. ”Hold to thy faith,” intoned Pastor Paul. Clarence stared at the new earth and gave thanks. He returned to her car and took out a
The Horwich Carnival may soon be upon us and this short 50 word tale came to me in tribute to all those poor goldfish trapped in bowls, yearning for something better: some other richer life? It was the teeth that worried her. The long eyelashes too. ”But he’ll o
I could smell chilli pesto. ‘Search in my small bag.’’ Your voice carried smiles in it. Sunshine lit up the room. There was a brown bag over a chair. Beside it sat another-cream, like wool. Macramé. ‘’You find what you needed?’’ ‘’Oh yes!’’ smiled my voice. ‘’ I think so.’’ &nb
As you like it. She pretended to be myopic and it suited her. ‘’We can picnic here and you can tell me all about your origins ‘’ A laugh that shook my vertebrae. My night’s dream stalkers were nothing compared to Ms Orange coat.
Cleaning That was the summer I changed to thin bleach. I could be brave about stains. It was the other that unsettled me . But bleach offered gentle purity, a sort of slow healing unlike everything outside. There lurked the truly impure. So here I am watching, waiti
Bats. ‘They’re all swooping about again.” ‘Harriet, your eyes are closed.” ‘I know.’’ Then she fell asleep. Apparently it was my turn to create dinner. In her kitchen such colourful piles of ingredients; easy to add yet another spice. Later she ate,
And so the house came to be haunted by the unspoken phrase: There must be more money! There must be more money! The children could hear it all the time though nobody said it aloud. They heard it at Christmas, when the expensive and splendid toys filled the nursery. Behind the shining
Writing a 50 word short story is great fun and an excellent way to discipline your writing and recognize the value and effect of word choice. Short stories, like poetry, involve a pronounced degree of selectivity,as short stories require thrift! They also require a particular form of