Flash fiction: Have you noticed?

While I was proofing my newsletter last week, some phrases caught my eye. It seemed as though they could be the beginnings of stories. So I decided to grab a couple of them to work into a short piece. I lifted “Have you noticed?” and “Often they come...

Music for ghosts

Music for Ghosts By Laura McHale Holland Sleepless and in pain, Mireille hears murmuring by her bedroom window. She looks outside and sees familiar translucent forms gathering in the darkness along the backyard fence. She angles into the wheelchair at the side of the...

Life along the coast

This story reminds me a little of “Long Gone,” which I posted April 4. The picture’s missing one important element in the story. Does it matter? What do you think? Life Along the Coast By Laura McHale Holland He saw her perched, like a heroine in a...

He never asked

Here’s this week’s flash fiction. I’m a bit short on time right now, so I’ll fix the formatting and add a picture later. He Never Asked By Laura McHale Holland The old man eats Cocoa Krispies from a plastic bowl high up in the branches of an...

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