Poor Aunt Esther: Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday afternoon Ella Gitterman brought her Tupperware containers filled with delicious dinners and desserts for her aging aunt.  Poor Aunt Esther hadn’t left her house in 12 years. Disabled and penurious, Ella was her lifeline, dutifully bringing meals, helping with cleaning, shopping, and all the other things Ella knew how to do well.  Ella…

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Shots Fired: Flash Fiction

She sat slumped, her hands face up, resting in her lap. Their weight like sandbags, barely holding the tissue that she would use to wipe the tears that fell onto her arms. It was just yesterday when he was still here. His blood spattered across the court. Today they washed the chalk lines and his…

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Words Like Niagara Falls: Flash Fiction

Words swarm me, exploding like fireworks bright and brilliant, full of meaning.  Their essence heavy on my chest.  Waiting for a chance to reveal themselves.  Waiting to dive deep beneath the dark blue surface. For now, they wait.  Held by responsibilities.  Standing in a neat row. Protected and silent.  Waiting for the door to burst…

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Teatime in Niagara: Flash Fiction

Flash fiction story for Friday Fictioneers. A short story of 100 words or less. This one about Maxx’s visit to Niagara and Ella’s wish to escape it.

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Maxx Highgate Visits Niagara: Flash Fiction

She had been putting it off for long enough now.  She’d found every excuse to avoid making that call to Maxx.  She didn’t need a reminder, but still wrote his name on a slip of paper that she’d been using as a bookmark for the last 3 weeks. Ella took off her glasses, rubbed her…

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