Flash Fiction

Spray Paint

The black line rose and fell like a radio wave. He liked that. He liked the smell and the hiss and choke as the jet spurted out. It coated his fingers. He liked the smooth silver top of the can. This was a good one, good for circling round. He drew the peace sign, but […]

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Swan

She counted them on her fingers; one, two, three; like swans flying overhead with grey undersides and cloud bellies. One, two, three. A swish through the air, a brief, repeating, soft-whistling note the only thing that drew attention to the animal’s passing. From where she stood at the edge of the wood she had no […]

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Automaton

  The night terrors explored depravity in a systematic way, although there were moments of absurdity where random objects and associations drifted like smoke over the tableaux of suffering. During the day, David worked conscientiously, planning with meticulous detail the logistics of installing a new wave powered generator. From prototype to site selection and through […]

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Free Reads & Book Reviews

Free Reads This year marks the centenary of the birth of the Orcadian film maker, writer and poet Margaret Tait. Her writing was inspiration for this screenplay which won the 2018 George Mackay Brown Fellowship Writing Competition. Rise Short stories Listener – a dark Orcadian tale, winner of the 2015 George Mackay Brown Fellowship Writing Competition.. Jeopardy – [...]Read more of Free Reads & Book Reviews...