Flash Fiction for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: Five Children

Photo by Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash. I originally shared this piece of flash fiction on 27 July last year; it was inspired by an old news article about children who were given to a circus doctor after their parents could no longer care for them. I'm sharing this story again for Fandango's Friday Flashback. There were five of … Continue reading Flash Fiction for Fandango’s Friday Flashback: Five Children

The Five Children, Part 2

You can read the first part of this story here. The five children were hungry. Oliver was threatening to scream for what might have been the fiftieth time, Victor’s teeth had somehow grown even pointer, and Emil’s eyes kept flashing a peculiar shade of yellow, one that was definitely not human. “We have to do … Continue reading The Five Children, Part 2

Poem for RDP Wednesday: Blast

This is how I'm feeling this afternoon. A small adjustment in my regular medication is messing with my head, and since I needed to write anyway, I wrote about it.   Disconnected now I spiral out, where phantom zephyrs blow,   Driving my life-line Beyond my deadened grasp; I am resigned   To drift here … Continue reading Poem for RDP Wednesday: Blast

The sestina I said I would write

Two posts ago I set the goal of writing a sestina. Well, I'm happy to say I wrote one! This might seem like a silly victory, but I'm proud of myself for writing even though I haven't had the motivation lately to do so. But not only did I write the poem I said I … Continue reading The sestina I said I would write

Flash Fiction: Five Children #RDP

There were five of them, Victor with feathers for hair and a toothy smile, Agnes with skin white as milk, Philippa whose footsteps couldn’t be heard, and then of course Emil and Oliver. Emil could be a beast, and Oliver—well, he was the worst of them, and also the baby. It was Oliver’s day to … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Five Children #RDP