Author Archives: Lexifab

Friday flash fiction – Alison’s Awake

Something drips in Ali’s mouth and she reflex-swallows before she realises she is awake. Opening her eyes is an effort. The lashes are gummed together; it takes a minute of frantic blinking before they crack apart and let daylight in. … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Mother Sun and Sister Moon

When Mother Sun and Sister Moon regained consciousness, they were chained back to back against a metal column in a large conical brass chamber. The walls were ribbed with concave grooves, giving the impression they were inside a giant citrus … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Great Beasts of the Pacific and How to Hurt Them

“General Kramer! Forward scouts have reported sighting Ultimaxus off the coast! It is approaching the mouth of the Columbia River at twenty knots.” “Scramble defensive squadrons! Deploy mobile artillery! Is Ultimaxus within range of the Astoria gun emplacements?” “In three … Continue reading

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No Rest for the Travelling Writer

Travel advisory: I’m leaving on a month-long overseas holiday today. Hooray! Are you worried [1] this might mean no Friday flash fiction? Take it easy, bud. I’ve got your back. I have fresh stories racked in the chamber and ready … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Stay Out of the Kitchen

In moonlight, Chef Bela’s Gastronomy Pod looks like a giant silver snail, sliming up Crabtree Park. Vincent Pankhurst sneers at the chrome striping, the hand-chalked menu, and especially the inelegant student-artist caricature of the food van’s owner. The gap-toothed cartoon … Continue reading

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