Friday Flash

The Moon, The Stars and The Sun

We stood in small groups, huddled close to one another, in the forlorn hope that this might help us, and we looked up at the sky. A loud voice echoed from behind the dark clouds that were blocking the sun’s warming rays. “Oh my children!” it cried, “Why do you ignore me?” We dropped to […]

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If Only…

We always knew that playing a concert in that war torn country would be a risk. Our group came under fire on the last night as we made our way back to the hotel. I was unlucky. Wrong place at the wrong time. The bullet narrowly missed my neck but buried itself in my ribs. […]

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Our Santa

“Dad, our Sharon says there no such thing as Father Christmas. That’s not true, is it dad?” “No Jimmy, Sharon’s just teasing you.” “Dad, our Sharon says that last Christmas, when you were in prison, it was Uncle Peter who dressed up as Father Christmas and left me my presents. That’s not true, is it […]

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Peace At Last

He might have loved her once, but God only knows when that could’ve been. The ferocity of the weather had forced them to shelter in this dump of a motel, giving her something else to moan about. He’d snapped sometime around midnight. The constant pounding of the rain, mixed with her high-pitched whining, being more […]

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