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Flash Fiction: Furry Friend

Morning sun crept through the bedroom window. Marlene yawned. A pounce jostled her. Her cat Butterscotch joined her in bed. The cat bumped Marlene’s back, forcing her to lift the covers so he could climb in. She complied, the drum of purring vibrating from beneath the covers. Marlene scratched beneath his chin. Her beloved roommate.… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Furry Friend

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Flash Fiction Friday: Quarantine Prom

Ruby twirled in front of her mirror, her champagne colored dress spinning, too. Her smile waned. The pandemic had swept the world in a matter of weeks. School = canceled. Graduation = postponed. Senior year = ruined. Prom = gone. Her stomach clenched as she snatched up her phone and fell onto her bed. Her… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Quarantine Prom

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Flash Fiction Friday: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tabitha licked the sweet gooey batter that dripped from her finger. Yum. The idea of baking chocolate chip cookies had popped in her head during suppertime with her family. Now she had the kitchen to herself with no one around to warn her against eating raw dough. She smiled and dipped her finger back into… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Flash Fiction Friday: Quarantine

Quarantine Day 1: Deadly virus spreads. Entire country housebound 30 days. Military delivers staples, medical supplies weekly. No one allowed out, including medical personnel. Quarantine Day 7: Family bored. Elderly neighbor Mr. Wilson injured at home, military medical staff arrive, take him away. Quarantine Day 10: Mrs. Wilson says unknown when husband will return. Quarantine… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Quarantine

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Flash Fiction Friday: Thanksgiving Supper

“Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!” Mama Mary plopped herself at the rickety dining table, the weathered cookbook passed down from her great-grandmother spread before her. “It’s a day when we give thanks.” She flashed a smile filled with crooked, yellowed teeth. “And it’s a day for eating!” “Yay!” All three of her young children danced around the… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Thanksgiving Supper

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Flash Fiction Friday: Last Night On The Titanic

The young man stood at the bow of the ship, the evening breeze tossing his hair as the sky faded from muted pink to deep plum. "Hello, Jack." Rose approached in a cautious manner, a smile on her lips. "I changed my mind." Jack's eyes glinted against the dipping sun. "Give me your hand." She… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Last Night On The Titanic

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Flash Fiction: Perfect Pumpkin

The pumpkin was simple, yet unique. Not your average shade of tangerine orange. More of a rich honey color. Three faint kelly green stripes bled from the stem, reaching halfway down one side. The shape was mostly round, a small bulge the size of a fist near the top. Perfectly normal for carving a perfectly… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Perfect Pumpkin

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Flash Fiction Friday: At the Cinema

"Remember, let me order the tickets." Sandra ran a hand through her chestnut hair, took a deep breath, and yanked on the door handle of the movie theater. Her three daughters followed close behind, walking in order of age. Fifteen, thirteen, eleven. Her oldest stood a head taller than her. She approached the acne faced… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: At the Cinema

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Flash Fiction Friday: The Procedure

Simon looked around the doctor’s office. Blank, white walls. Plain, dark chairs. He gulped. “Do I have to do this?” His mom patted his hand. “You’ll be fine.” “But why do I gotta get it done? I’m not sick or anything.” “Sweetheart, we’ve talked about this. Science has advanced in recent years. There are things… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Procedure

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Flash Fiction Friday: How to make a Brownie brownie

Darcy scooped a level cup of flour into the mixing bowl. She brushed her bangs aside, smudging powder across her skin. The ten-year-old consulted the recipe once more. Her mom would be so proud. This was the first time she’d been trusted to stay at home alone—even if it was for only an hour. She… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: How to make a Brownie brownie