I have never won anything. When my employer ran a raffle to give away a cruise, imagine my surprise when my raffle ticket won. That tiny piece of paper has changed my life completely. One day waiting tables, now in this beautiful room, on this amazing ship. My friends are all jealous, their employers give them nothing. Mr Bailey could have sold the ticket but, he is always trying to improve the lives of his employees. Mr Bailey and I have always got on well. He liked the fact I was a reader, the same as him. Our mutual love of Charles Dickens had seen us chatting on many occasions.
Max stared at the bonfire. The orange and reds danced in front of her eyes. The general rumble of voices could be heard all around her. The famous Biddenden Blaze was in full swing. Children laughed, stall holders shouted. Max stood alone with her thoughts staring into the fire. Five years ago, to the day, … Continue reading Biddenden Blaze – Flash Fiction
The four siblings crowded into the small office of their father’s attorney. None of them looked at each other, each despised the other one. They had collected to see which of the four of them would inherit from their dead millionaire father. Jacob Knotts, their father’s oldest friend and attorney shuffled into the office. Seeing … Continue reading The Last Will & Testament of Marcus Thomas – Short Story
The first settlers on earth were attracted by the clear air. The second thing they noticed was the lush green landscape. Animals were thriving on the planet. History books had spoken of a grey land full of buildings, the air so polluted you couldn’t breathe. Without man, the buildings had started to crumble and the … Continue reading First Earth Settlers – Flash Fiction
On a table sat a quiet timid woman who had done everything in her power to avoid eye contact when she entered. She had spent her time fiddling with her hair and smoothing her clothes down. On several occasions the waitress had tried to offer her a menu, she had smiled and asked for a … Continue reading The Restaurant – Flash Fiction
The panic started as a shiver at the base of her neck. It travelled down her spine like an uncurling snake. The perfume was unmistakable. The citrus sweet smell that had paralysed her 15 years ago. She listened to the voice, yes, it had the same raspy pitch. It was her, the person from Suki’s … Continue reading The Scent of Fear
Susan tapped her foot at the family of six in front of her booked in. Please hurry up she thought to herself I can’t miss this flight Luke will never forgive me. Susan was always late wherever she went and it drove Luke mental. Smart and exact Luke, suffered from anxiety every time Susan made … Continue reading Always Late – Flash Fiction