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Flash Fictions

These are short stories of less than 500 words each. Nice bitesized reads! I sometimes like to read these aloud, too.

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A teenage boy is at a loss as to what his life’s purpose is. Then, while out hunting rabbits with his uncle, he has a disturbing revelation…

Published by Pulp Metal Magazine

Image by Robert Neil

Ayrshire gal, Molly, doesn't expect to have her first lesbian experience that night. As for the identity of this perfect stranger? She certainly didn't expect that either!

 

Published by Gendertrash

Image by Kenzie Clark

Years later, a girl writes a letter to her high-school unrequited love. An apology of sorts 

Published by Minus Paper

Image by Jen Hughes

American Lobster & Snapper Fish have shared their tank for years, yet their fascination for the Dry World on the other side of the glass never ceases.

 

Philosophy

Published by Idle Ink

Image by Nina Soto

A precocious seventeen year old Jen goes to a weird and trashy nightclub in downtown Wellington, and documents what she sees.

Nightclubbing

Published in Minus Paper

Image by Jen Hughes

An attempt to fit in at school backfires, as a seventeen year old me attempts to get a photo taken for the yearbook.

 

Still Life

Published by Minus Paper

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Published in Jotters United (Issue __)

Image by Dazz Draws

 

I wrote this trio of flash fictions originally as part of a university application. They are the first flash fictions I have ever written, and I'm proud of them for what they are.

My work has been published in Paragraph Planet, who only publish flash fictions of 75 words. 

 

All images are sub-par sketches by me.

An exclusive look at a cat's struggles with its new housemate.

Feline Endurance

This young musician leads her orchestra for the first time. She's pretty nervous!

First Violinist

This poor child is stuck in a pretty bad situation. 

Phonecall