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Friday flash fiction – Final Stand Protocol

“We’ve been in this foxhole for eighteen hours and you still haven’t told me your name. Do you think I’m an alien spy or something?” Renee Carlton considers the question. She doesn’t know this person. “You might be,” she concedes. … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Gallows and Plank in the Cotswolds

“Question for you,” remarked the Australian magician to the American detective as they roared down a narrow lane between towering blackberry hedges, “did you know they drive on the left in this country?” Emily-Jane Plank reefed the wheel, missing a … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – The Nonemyr Play (A Gleaming Principalities Tale)

“Do you mean to tell me that your masters’ gift to Princess Naomi is a – a play?” Flopknot’s fuzzy little nose twitched with a profound irritation which careless onlookers might misinterpret as adorable cuteness. It was the sort of … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Commander Cello and the Secret Queen of Tethys

“This is Commander Cello of the Tranquility Cellos, streaming live from the bridge of the Lunar Expeditionary Force pursuit cutter Civil Discourse. We are taking heavy fire, viewers, and I am here to tell you, this is no infestation of … Continue reading

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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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