Author Archives: Lexifab

Friday flash fiction – The Mystery of the Salt Circle

“Another mystery solved! Great work, gang!” “Right, Brett. Who’d have thought a kindly old librarian would turn out to be a deranged cult leader?” “People sure harbour some strange secrets. Well, let’s all go to the Disco Diner for chocolate … Continue reading

Posted in Friday flash fiction | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday flash fiction – Last Day at the Institute

A solitary figure stood at the gate, rocking back and forth on her heels like she could wait all day for it to open. Sandeep watched her on the monitors for several minutes, throat dry, hands shaking. Then a second … Continue reading

Posted in Friday flash fiction | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Friday flash fiction – Love’s Cure

“I need you to reverse a love potion,” said Rameses Sable. The notorious gentleman thief shook a silk-gloved finger at Terpsichore Gryce, who returned it with a look of bemusement. Unaccustomed to being accosted in her own apothecary, she laughed … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Friday flash fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday flash fiction – Commander Cello and the Oblivious Contingency

The Lunar Expeditionary Force pursuit cutter Civil Discourse left shredded fragments of spacetime smouldering in its wake as it shrieked across Neptune’s orbit. Commander Adeline Cello, of the Tranquility Cellos, wore an expression of wolfish delight as she was crushed … Continue reading

Posted in Friday flash fiction | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday flash fiction – Hostile Acquisition

Miles Lorimer, whose inestimable wealth was often described as orders of magnitude above ‘loaded’, was unaccustomed to feeling nervous, let alone downright jittery. As his patient secretary Ms Cry tapped notes into her tablet with nails falling like hail on … Continue reading

Posted in Friday flash fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment