Flash Fiction No. 73


Small Miracles

The splintered vision stared back at me in the slanted rain. Darkness crackled the too cruel sky as my true form shimmered in the broken glass. The rain should have been snow, but this was to be the bleakest Christmas I had ever known unless a miracle could be coaxed.

Ripples expanded from the lips of my shoes, skittering light in an exquisite dance.

I’d left the note by his bedside. He was sleeping and wouldn’t notice it until he awoke with nobody beside him, the imprint of my body cold and empty. This was only the second time my true self had been called to the fore.

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Challenge Complete!

As you are aware, regular readers, I was recently involved in @LadyAntimony’s Seven Days, Seven Virtues blog challenge.

This involved writing very short pieces of fiction on the seven virtues that counteract the seven sins.

There will be another challenge soon, but until then please feel free to revisit any of the past entries. You might also want to join in with the challenges.
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Virtuous Flash Fiction: Humility

Seven days…
Seven saintly virtues…


“It was me,” she lied, not daring to look back.

His face hardened and he rolled up his sleeves. The muscles in his arms flexed, pythons beneath his skin.
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Virtuous Flash Fiction: Kindness

Seven days…
Seven saintly virtues…


It was the sweetest.

The poison drained from his body, filling her veins and curling through her velvet heart. Colour returned to his face, but her lashes remained shut.

She backed onto her heels, the venom unfurling in her brain. Her breath held, lips tingling.
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