Hillingar – 600-word short story

I’ve fantasised about murdering him more than I should. I focus on the two frail, solitary hairs that compliment my boss’ head as his mouth moves frantically. His eye twitches in excitement, and I can see his complexion change. He is getting angry, I think. It would help my chances if I could actually focus … Continue reading Hillingar – 600-word short story

The singing siren – Flash fiction (300-words) on the theme of ‘Melody’

The singing siren The humming of my mother’s voice never fails to move me from deep within. The warmth of her melody brings me back to one of my oldest memories, an autumn night where we sat by the fire in our house. The crackling of the golden pine firewood had set the tempo to … Continue reading The singing siren – Flash fiction (300-words) on the theme of ‘Melody’

Character sketch (200-words: written for a Genre Fiction unit)

First time I met my workmate, his incisive blue gaze had beaten my read on his. The faded tear-drop tattoo on the right side of his face caught my attention, its perpetuity contrasting with the frantic circumspection of his cerulean orbits. The shagginess of his dreadlocked mullet bordered with the military prowess of a pale … Continue reading Character sketch (200-words: written for a Genre Fiction unit)

The card game – short crime fiction (400 words)

I sat back with a smoke and drink in hand, watching the table as one watches the countdown to a building demolition. The game had been going on for hours, as it did most nights, and multiple expensive cigars and amber-coloured drinks had fuelled the remaining players onwards. The lush dark-green felt was the setting … Continue reading The card game – short crime fiction (400 words)