Tag: flash fiction

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

There were not too many people inside the church because it was a weekday. A couple of old ladies were standing before the statue of Mother Mary chatting with each other. Why there, of all places? She went to the side where other wooden statues…

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door

I could hear her playing Portishead this time. An hour ago it was Thelonious Monk. If it wasn’t for her taste in music, I’ll be cursing these thin walls. I have shared the elevator a couple of times with her. She has that brooding type…

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

She can’t believe it. Two visible and looming purple lines appeared before her from the pregnancy test. She wanted to vomit and cry at the same time. She didn’t want this. She didn’t know who to talk to first. If she called her best friend,…

In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

She woke up before he did. They slept facing each other.  Shadows of the waving curtain played on his handsome face. She tucked wisps of his hair behind his ear and kissed his forehead. “Good morning, love.” He opened his eyes, smiled at what he…

The Navigator

The Navigator

They sat near the shore watching their slippers get wet and sucked in by the sand. The younger one would laugh every single time. “They will be gone by the fourth wave.” He looked at his brother and chuckled. “I bet you on the eighth…

Between Heaven and Earth

Between Heaven and Earth

He paddled out into the waves hoping to catch a big one. He would have to wait. It was surprisingly calm today. The sun burnt his face. He felt every scorching ray on his skin. His dark tan specked with salt water. It reflected every…

The Dinner Guest

The Dinner Guest

She placed her dinner plate on the table gently and sighed. Another day of eating alone and she missed him. Her playlist was blaring Incubus. His favorite. As she started fixing her napkin, she heard the front door open. She stood up to check but…

Irony

Irony

(Written by Leo Antazo) A man dies and was immediately sent to hell where the demon Beelzebub welcomes them in a waiting room much like that of a standard office. Soon, Etrigan the demon calls him. “Tis a pity to die so soon, Yet love…

The World Wide Web was Down for a Week

The World Wide Web was Down for a Week

That day, no one understood what happened. All of a sudden no one can’t connect to the World Wide Web. The disaster pulled everyone’s lives into a record-scratch stop. It was a Monday. All over the world, meetings were held, the experts were called, forced…

Emergency Button

Emergency Button

They both stepped inside the elevator when it stopped on the 18th floor. It smelled of sweat and that lingering smell of cumin in Mexican food. “What the…it smells like shit in here.” She said as she took her mirror out of her bag and…