Saturday Shorts

I’ve been writing a lot of flash fiction (posted on Twitter). I like the challenge of writing prompts, but flash fiction, especially on Twitter, is is an added challenge.  How much can I convey in 280 characters – those characters go so fast.  Each word suddenly matters.

I’m archiving all my flash pieces on my Flash Fiction page.  I don’t know it I’ll make this a regular feature on my blog, or if I am admittedly procrastinating on working on work.

Regardless, here are all of my flash pieces for this week:

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Victoria’s Demon

Want to start at the beginning? Go here, or just start here – there’s plenty of sexy paranormal activity. 

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. Colin, Dr. Bishara, had explained that Djet was being pursued by Anubis, a god bent on returning him to the Land of the Dead, where technically he belonged. Their job had shifted from joining Djet, to finding the tools to keep the Anubis away from Djet. 

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Julia’s Troll

Julia couldn’t believe she was alone in the Norwegian woods, wearing only her coat and boots.  She felt a little ridiculous half dressed in the woods, but Bjorn insisted this was another important step in her training.

So she was alone, almost naked in nearly pitch black woods.  “How can it be so dark?” Julia muttered.  Tripping on another tree root, but this time she dropped the lantern.  “Damn it,” she hissed when she heard the tinkle of breaking glass and the light went out.
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Wrong Number

Many people don’t know this, but Thomas Alva Edison, the light bulb guy, also claimed to have been working on, what can only be colloquially called, a ghost telephone. Historians all seem to agree that no evidence that he did more than talk about the idea exist. There are no plans, no prototype has even been found, and no patent filed.

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