January Flash Fiction (2020)

All my flash fiction from Twitter in one place.

January 1

Maggie sent her final analysis into the boss before shutting down her computer. It had been a long week of number crunching,& she knew he’d be pissed off that her conclusion wasn’t what he wanted. The data didn’t lie though. #1lineWed

***

vintage burlesque dancer in a deep backbend

She heard a scraping sound& fell back as the wall slid open. “Oh my God,” she whispered as the dust settled. It was too much like a movie to be real, w/ sliding doors& booby-trapped tombs. Yet, she was staring into a new room that no one had seen in centuries. #TalesNoir

January 2

Alone in the hotel bar, she opened the hook-up app on her phone and swiped into she found a few likely candidates. She sipped her wine while she waited for replies. It was the wine bottle that had inspired her.

“Jackpot.”And she was the prize. #FriTease

***

The cards led Caroline to this hotel, but she hesitated outside reminding herself that she could back out if she wanted. Only now that she was here, she wasn’t sure if she could do it. But the cards hadn’t led her astray, yet. #FeelLines

***

Maggie locked eyes with him, again the darkness in them unnerved her, but she didn’t stop. She moaned as he filled her, and that seemed to break his resolve.

His hands closed on her waist and he ground his pelvis into her, with a growl. #140Line

***

I shook my head at him & grabbed my bag. I didn’t bother to lock the door behind me. Maybe I half hoped he’d run away again. Granted the last time that had happened it hadn’t been pretty when he’d come back. I told myself to let it go, besides I had a wedding to plan. #Thurds

***

Over the foggy moors of the Unseelie lands the dark maned unicorns ran. In the neverending twilight, the moon, low and huge made their coats gleam, & their horns, coated in black blood, glittered. #vss365

***

Her ad on the hookup app was clear, Sexy Witch Seeks New Skin. When the young man arrived, he didn’t question her about the altar or the candles. No, he happily got naked, and she climbed atop him. His moans never ceased, as she flayed his flesh to renew her own. #HorrorPrompt

***

What if the stories had at some point become mixed together and the lizard guards were crocodile statutes like those she’d seen in Egypt? Certainly, no real crocodiles couldn’t survive in the region, it may be desert, but it was cold desert. #BraveWrite

***

Lola ordered her in the tub, & Victoria climbed in. The water was almost too hot,& the scents overwhelmed her senses. Victoria was already aroused by following this woman’s orders,& she wasn’t sure how long she could wait to come. #WriteLGBTQ

***

Victoria was learning that magick wasn’t easy. The Pharaoh Djet was still calling her back to him, but the path wasn’t a straight line. After awakening him from his centuries’ long rest, he had disappeared. #BraveWrite

***

After work, Maggie went directly to the shower. As the hot water pounded into her tired muscles, she wondered about Georgia. She’d met plenty of women looking for an “adventure” not a relationship. Had she misread Georgia so completely? #lesficfri

***

The woman joined her, “Hello Caroline.” Her voice was low but commanding. She looked Caroline over, “We have negotiated your scene and limits,” the woman’s voice was cold, professional. “You have requested corporal punishment, specifically bare-handed spanking” #FridayKiss

January 4

Alice watched him strip off his own suit, revealing his dark-furred chest, Alice bit her lip as he tugged the suit off, letting his cock spring free. “Oh my,” she gasped up at him finally tearing her eyes away from cock and back to his face. #BadWordSat

***

It took a few drinks,but Alice & 1 of the Krakens were on their way to its ship. She’d learned about them, they were ungendered, telepathic,& this 1 was certainly interested in salacious negotiations with her. There was always 1 alien interested in interspecies sex. #SatSpark

***

Kyle had been keeping my real feelings about Dee’s death from manifesting. After I’d broken his control, all of those feelings came raging forth. But it was dealing w/ the fact that I’d killed a man where Vic really helped me, but then he had experience killing. #BraveWrite

January 6

Vicki noted all the mystical stuff that Colin insisted should be in the dream journal, the phase of the moon & any significant planetary alignments before getting to the dream itself.

She’d been in a stone building, something like a palace maybe. #WIPWordSearch

***

If you have received this book from Nix, then I fear I waited too long to tell you the truth.  I can only hope that you can someday understand my reticence to involve you in the sins of a past that you had no part in. #BraveWrite

***

The hell puppy didn’t bother waiting for my answer. He let out a small yip and trotted back into the living room.  I realized that I needed to give him a name, something that wasn’t just hell-puppy. #vss365

***

She had thought she was doing the girl a favor but wondered if the girl’s puritan roots were dug too deeply.

Her fears were forgotten, as Tituba closed the parlor door and enfolded Charity in her arms & kissed her passionately, her hands hitching up Charity’s skirts. #LoveLines

January 7

vintage nude

Maggie sent her final analysis into the boss before shutting down her computer.  It had been a long week of number crunching, and she knew he’d be pissed off that her conclusion wasn’t what he wanted.  The data didn’t lie though. #Better2sDay

***

Victoria was sometimes struck by how casually Colin spoke of magick and the mythical as commonplace. Even with all that she had experienced and witnessed, her mind still rebelled against this easy acceptance of the supernatural. #BookishTues

***

Abby watched Christophe touch Jack’s back, while Jack sucked on her nipples. They felt Christophe’s hands slide over them, an occasional hand on the leg, stomach or arm.  Never overtly sexual #TrickyTues

***

“Hero, no one should have this thing. No one should use this thing.”  Her head swiveled to face Vic, “You probably couldn’t tell, but that thing could have fucked you up.”

Vic snorted and his lips twisted into a sour smile, “Somehow I think I was better off with it.” #FoodParty

***

Helen and Cali turned toward the animals. Even in the poor light, they both could see that the mules were gone. Dot came out of the tent w/ an electric lantern. She offered it to Helen, having learned her lesson about ruining the woman’s night vision. #BraveWrite

***

His fingers had taken on a stroking motion, one that she found was both soothing and sensual. “You have revealed far more than any line or vein could.” He met her eyes again, almost daring her to tell him more, to challenge him further.  #WIPWordSearch

January 9

In the flickering shadows cast by the candles, she thought she saw a form, something standing on two legs, but with too many hands. She felt the hands, or something like hands, fingers plucked at her, while another pair of disembodied hands stroked her flanks #Thurds

January 10

Helen checked the lines again and nodded. “We’ll have to ration our firewood,” she said taking in the sandy landscape.

“There’s nothing down here we can burn.”

California looked up from her notebook, “We prepared for that.” She paused, “didn’t we?” #WIPWordSearch

***

In this shot, Julia was kissing a blond woman. Both women were entwined with one another, their bodies hidden in the rippling water and rising steam. In the next, shot Julia was sitting on the edge of the hot tub with the blond woman had her face between Julia’s legs.  #FriTease

***

She was waiting in a New York airport for her connecting flight. Her traveling companion Dr. Colin Bishara was asleep, resting his head on her shoulder. According to her message Julia was in Norway. In the 1st image, Julia’s red hair peaked out of her fur-lined hood. #FridayKiss

***

 “You are so inquisitive, My Priestess. Look to Mitlan at your initiation. He will guide your hand to My will.” His voice grew low, “After that, in the Chamber of Trials, I will come to you.”

“May I ask a question, my Lord?” Soshay felt his hand on her face. #vss365

***

He wasn’t ok with the idea of his face being quite so public.  But given the quality of the photos, that was a shame.

I blushed remembering the day out in the desert. He’d insisted on going w/ me into the desert. #BraveWrite

January 13

Setch lay curled, naked on his bed, her body languid. 

He now lay sprawled across his bed, his face content. Setch knew he would talk now.  She need only remain silent and still and he would speak without concern for the secrets he spilled. #vss365

***

The interior was trying for urban chic but ended up sterile. The hard lines of the dark couches weren’t softened by the stark walls& concrete floor. A local artist had her work on display,& the acutely etched elongated human figures didn’t make the place feel warm. #WIPWordSearch

***

I’d gotten lost in my head, shooting pictures, telling him to move& reposing him. I don’t know what happened, all of a sudden, I was kissing him, & I don’t know who was more surprised. But It wasn’t like anyone was going to wander by the decaying gas station. #MuseMon

***

Her hands were cold in his when he wrapped his arm around her waist.  He led, and they formed an inept waltz.  He stared at her face, but she wouldn’t meet his eyes.  He kept moving if only to keep from kissing her. #LoveLines

***

He bent her over the arm of the sofa& flipped her skirt up. The air hit her bare ass, as her panties were somewhere still in the bar. She bit her lip when she felt his fingers on the curve of her ass,& she whimpered as his fingers ran down the backs of her thighs. #LustyMondayLit

January 14

I believe that there are times in history – short instances where all of the stars are aligned and there’s enough emotion – that people or even a person, can change the world.  I believe that still, even if the changes we tried… Well, I’ll get to that.  #BookishTues

***

The ghosts that hung around the world of the living sometimes didn’t know they were dead& kept trying to continue their lives. The looks I got from people when I failed to tell the difference between ghosts & the living were worse. #Better2sDay

***

“They were a group of Preters that formed sometime after World War One.”

I cocked my head at him, “Yeah, I got that part from Aidan.  What made them so bad?”

He aimlessly stirred his coffee, “It’s pretty horrific stuff, Hero.  & I don’t know how much of it is true.” #FoodParty

***

As the fair folk go the most supernatural thing about him was his prodigious sexual conquests. Besides, the Sidhe weren’t all that different from us. For all the legends around the Sidhe, I’d never heard of them doing anything particularly magical. #WIPWordSearch

***

It was the Sisterhood’s refusal to attack Este head-on that angered Setch. All the subterfuge only kept Este’s influence wi/in the temple. Even after Drioux acquiesced to her demand to remove the priestesses after Tiazm disappeared, she still refused to do more. #BraveWrite

January 20

vintage nude seated in a chair

She ran her fingers over the jasmine, its heady fragrance redolent of harems & unbridled sensuality, a flower that always appealed to her. She noted that the sprigs were bound in golden thread,& she started to decipher the underlying intention of her lover. #vss365

***

She had a dream-diary at home but rarely wrote in it. Once she started writing the nightmares down they came more frequently.  The images from the dreams overcame her like acid-flashbacks at anytime. She hadn’t written one down in months.  #BraveWrite

***

“He said the circe who’d hired him said I was a thief.”

I’m sure we were both thinking about the Gate again & Sosostris. If they were back & wanted the Gate’s location, then maybe they did think I’d stolen from them at least by proxy. #WIPWordSearch

***

She began experimenting on the concubines & guards of the palace. After much practice & many failures, she mastered the art of pulling the Ka from the mortal flesh, at least for a brief time. Tonight, she planned a display of her progress for her divine husband, Djet. #LoveLines

***

The tourists descended on the river, headless of the destruction in their wake. The whispers in the water drown out by their music.

In the hours before dawn, the waters rose, washing everything& everyone away without a trace. Only the whispering water remained. #horrorprompt

***

The fairy tale woods, looming and primeval,  full of monsters that loomed over the image, & gave Vicki a shiver. Images of ogres, goblins, & more mundane monsters like wolves flashed through her mind. #MurderMonday

January 21

She saved the message & whispered to the phone. “I miss you too.” She checked for texts or missed calls from Georgia, but other than some work-related stuff, her phone was obstinately silent. She was about to set the phone down when it chirped, an unknown number. #vss365

***

She twined the braid around her hand, drawing Tabiry ever closer. “Your Ka will take physical, corporeal form,” She leaned to whisper in Tabiry’s ear. “Djet will get to enjoy two of you at once.” Merneith kissed the hollow of Tabiry’s throat. “And so will I.” #BraveWrite

***

“I’m going to lay you out on that mattress, & you’re going to get fucked.”

She noticed that he didn’t say who would fuck her. This was her fantasy, the dark secret fantasy of a gang bang. The reality of it left her shaking.  #BookishTues

***

 “Yes, Sir. I will please her as she orders,” Natalie quivered. Still blindfolded & kneeling naked in the room, she heard the clink of a leash & felt it snapped on to her collar. #FoodParty

January 22

She couldn’t recall ever being this obsessed w/ anyone. Even her long-time crush on Georgia wasn’t this intense. No, there was something almost hypnotic about Jean & w/ her arms around him, she felt like she was drowning in it – in him. #WIPitWed

***

I noticed that he didn’t wear a Ghost Hunter t-shirt, just a plain black tee & black jeans.  Both of which showed off his physic to his best advantage. 

I felt pretty ok staring, after all, he wouldn’t notice me with my spell active #BraveWrite

***

They met on the East side of what could only be called an orgy.  “Dr. Bishara?” She asked, wondering if he could hear her over the din of drumming and moans.

He gave her a sly smile, “Who are you?” He raised his hand, as if to touch her, but stopped short. #wipwordsearch

***

The searing lights illuminated every corner of the small room. Assured that everything was exactly as she left it, she sat down on the mattress & pulled the rubber band from her hair & freeing the black mass of it as well as the smell of coffee and cigarettes. #TalesNoir

January 26

“Do you still consent to be the sacrifice?”

Victoria swallowed, “What is the entity?” her voice was breathy.

Lola shrugged, “No reliable records exist of what it looks like.  Maybe you can tell me when it’s finished with you.” #SunWIP

***

Jenny hrumphed, but ignored me.  “They don’t call themselves witches, it’s just the closest description I can think of.” #BraveWrite

***

 “So you don’t think leprechauns are Tuatha de Danann?” This time he smirked at her.

He didn’t wait for her answer, rather he waved his hand, and she stared slack-jawed at the rainbow that traveled from his hand out through the misty rain. #SexySmutSunday

***

I frowned, realizing that he had been doing something.  Whether it was his voice or something else, it had some effect on me, but I realized that even if I found him alluring, I still managed to keep my suspicions about him. #SeduceMeSunday

***

She couldn’t ask her team to stay in the canyon in unsafe conditions. Even after the loss of the mules, they’d planned to stay another 5 days, but with the sudden weather change, Cali had to admit to herself, was the nail in the coffin of the expedition.   #SunScribbles

January 27

This was a new game for Natalie. Not that she’d never ridden a man, but his insistence that she take over – that she be the one doing the fucking was new & surprisingly hot.  And of course, it changed the dynamic of Des watching her. #WIPWordSearch

She crossed the street before passing the building. Cutting through the alley would have gotten her to his house faster, but it wasn’t worth the risk. Even from across the street, she could see the shadows filling the alley. #TalesNoir

January 29

***

Vicki’s research into the man showed that Bishara had left academia, & a skyrocketing career, to study ancient Egyptian magic. Or to be more accurate to practice magic. His decision to begin championing the practices put his career trajectory into free fall. #1linewed

***

Jenny was right, Kate’s accomplishment was tremendous.  Nothing in my Lemuia handbook said what she had done was even possible. My mother certainly hadn’t thought it was possible. Maybe it meant that I could start to get my life back. #vss365

***

“So, I’ll need to find different fixes for each one.” Kate was almost bouncing in excitement. “There seems to be a frequency for ghosts, not like a radio, but actually kind of.”  I could almost see the wheels turning in her brain. #wipwordsearch

January 30

After strategizing w/ a few activists, she had a plan for releasing the memo. W/ that out of the way, she glanced around her office. She was going to miss this place. But before she could talk herself out of it, she emailed 3 different science and ecology journalists. #140Line

***

“Ah baby, it’s gonna take time. Just let it be for now. Feel the vibes of the energy. Just be.” She paused and seemed to be listening to something. “Damn it, baby, you gotta send me back now. Your old man’s looking for me & I don’t want him to notice you, not yet.” #Thurds

***

He saunters out of the shadows, leaning against the wrought iron rail. As usual, a hat shadows his face, but she knows it is him. He is the only viewer to show up in a suit, hat,& trenchcoat – looking like he should be an extra in Casablanca rather than watching her. #vss365

***

“Enjoy your evening, Maggie.” He said edging past her on the stairs. She shifted but still managed to stumble enough to land in his arms. He caught her easily, & she was stunned at how good it felt to touch him. He steadied her and quickly stepped away from her. #WIPWordSearch

***

The brush of his beard made her tremble. His lips were demanding. She felt the soft rasp of his jeans against her bare thighs & twisted her fingers in his hair. He broke the kiss, pulling away from her, enough to whisper something that sounded like “Shahzada.” #BraveWrite

***

Cali agreed to take part in the ritual. She’d read enough of the ancient mystical texts to have an understanding of the concepts. She suspected that even w/ the drift of years, the lizardmen would follow similar rites. Some chanting, incense burning,& laying offerings #Thurspeak

January 31

Enid Ontario stared at images of the planet. “Is it all ocean?” she asked.

Domaris pointed a clawed finger at a speck on the image. “Here, my contact says the Cube Builder Temple is on the only land left on the moon.”

“What happened to the rest of the land?” #scififri

***

Lola ordered her in the tub. The water was almost too hot, & the scents overwhelmed her senses.  Victoria was already aroused by following this woman’s orders,& she wasn’t sure how long she could wait to come.  Her nipples were rosy stones in the water. #vss365

***

Something tugged at my memory. Something about 3-headed dogs. I felt the blood drain from my face recalling the night Dee had been murdered. I remembered the dogs I’d heard when I was leaving the wedding. The dogs I’d seen or at least the reflection of their eyes #WIPWordSearch

***

She felt the man withdraw his fingers. “Shall we cut the cards for our turn?”

Kate felt a frisson of desire. This was happening& something about the idea of a chance card deciding who fucked her had her panting. #FriTease

***

The fluorescent lights buzzed constantly. His hands idly twisted the small silver skull buttons on his black silk shirt.  His eyes drifted toward the elevator again & the dirty intercom panel. Sighing he walked over & punched in her apartment number.  

Silence. #FictFri

***

Des broke the kiss, “Someone is going to get punished when we get home.”

Natalie pulled her skirt down, “Of course, Sir” she said, trying to look contrite.

They left the alley, a man on either side of her arms linked together. #FridayKiss

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