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As with our Flash Fiction category, the aim of micro fiction is to tell a complete story within a limited number of words. Where Flash Fiction generally ranges from 100 to 1000 words, Micro Fiction submissions should be under 100 words and can cover any of the fiction genres.

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A New England

 

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Scamp's Adventures #8 : A Halloween Adventure

What spooky Halloween Adventure

 

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The Watcher

...when I awoke he would be there, watching me through my bedroom window.

 

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Magical Deception

No one must ever know.

 

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Retired Musician Offers Accommodation To Couple In Exchange For Household Duties

For Anya and Jason the advert was a dream come true. Jason could accept the well paid job in the city, while they saved for a home of their own.  Anya liked to keep house. Jason liked to work. Each afternoon the musician sat playing his guitar while she cleaned. Tidying a cupboard she discovered some old records with his picture on the cover. One day he suggested a trip to the City Mall....Read On

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Judgement

From a newborn Then growing up from a child Being taught from examples and life I learned to copy Listening to the voice of reason Feeling the self-worth Smiling as I see smiles Learning and understanding What is not always right Punish me for doing or Becoming like you and Not like your dreams Judge me As you would yourself For you taught me Very well    ...Read On

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A Prayer for Each One

She wanted him home safe

 

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Not Goldilocks

  Annie married a city fellow. She told her husband about kinfolk in Tennessee. She wanted them to meet. After their wedding, they set off to drive down. They went through the Great Smoky Mountains. Cars were stopped for a black bear on the road. Annie’s husband urged her to get out and get as close as possible for a photo. Annie stood in front of the bear, cute little purse over...Read On

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You And Me And Pocahontas Makes Three

 

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Dandelion Days

The school bell sounded for the end of term. Richard rose and slung his satchel across his broad back. The summer of 1914, the last of his dandelion days of youth, stretched ahead like an endless shimmering dream. Strong as a heartbeat, his boots clipped a rhythm on the road, while from a field, an old bay horse lifted its heavy head to watch him pass. Impulsively, Richard flung his tie over...Read On

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A Postcard From Moscow

 

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Man Friday

 

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Crew Cut

 

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Fishing For Salmon

 

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Coma

Alone in the dark

Darkness and silence surround me like rope binding me to a hospital bed. I can't move! Why can't I move? I want to scream but can't.  I can't even feel my tongue.  Physically, I just feel numb, and my thoughts won't stop!  Am I alive?  Maybe I died.  If I died, where is the bright light to follow?  Is this it?  I just exist in this darkness, unable to move for eternity?  Please - is there...Read On

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Don't Look Black

 

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Here And Now

 

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L'Auteur

Each weekday, after her husband has left for his office, Claudia covers canvasses with solid colour. Mid-morning she walks her small dog. On Mondays she meets a friend for lunch. Other days, weather permitting, she sits shrouded in shades at a pavement cafe. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons she meets a lover. Afterwards they lie back on tangled sheets and bicker about politics and...Read On

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Recommended Read

The Decision

 

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Anew As One

A forest spirit reborn of love.

 

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The Whacking of the Trees

It was all she could do for her heart and her soul

 

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Never Forget the Good Times

The pup has the memory of an elephant

Ding Dong! The doorbell rings. Opening the door. "Trick or treat!" Out the door goes the pup. Romping about with visitors.   Each one gets the same. Handing out goodies. Asking each one what they are. Really! Oh, perfect! "Get back in, Victor." And they are off on their way. Now he's standing up on his hind feet. What's this! He's trick or treating. Good boy. You get a treat. ...Read On

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Trick or Treat

Spiders do what they have to do

Nimble digits completed the act. The victim was trundled up and preserved for what was to come. Wrapped up in the webs of woe. For the prey. Not for the spider. This was her life. Her reason to be.  Miss Peckinstaff gazed out her parlor window at the dim courtyard behind her brownstone residence on the Lower Eastside. It was delightful to watch the arachnid complete the chore under the...Read On

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Dating, Daughters, and Dads

Oh, yes. I remember drawing myself up as tall as possible and leaning over slightly to peer into his rebellious, anti-parent smirking eyes. I said, "I need to know the color of your eyes for the police report plus I need your parent's phone number just in case my little girl is different when you bring her home." The boy and I connected, for sure…and I knew my daughter would be safe on...Read On

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Harmless Fun

A micro-challenge given to me by a friend...

 

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Ghost

A Halloween photo prompt

It's an old house of history and antiques with a Jane Austin and Bram Stoker feel to it. A bed and breakfast, I could not pass up. It's like a movie in black and white, aged like a fine wine, the creaking floors and the whistling wind are an ambiance to appreciate. I never imagined I would be here alone, nor for a robbery I am not hurt and they are long gone. I am under a sheet looking much...Read On

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Tightrope

on a tightrope with unseen safety net of love below

I tried to tell her to be cautious, to understand it's a dangerous world out there. And with those words to ponder, I let her go. And she flew, cllimbed, and explored, always pushing her limits, on the tightrope, of life. What she and the rest of you can't see, is I am here for her should she fall, should she need a safety net, loving arms extended, just off camera, ready.  ...Read On

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Leather and Lace Part Deux (two)

Leather and Lace

Two personalities reside in this body one is playful and sassy - the other more straight-laced one we will call leather the other we will call lace often competing for love as leather likes a man of strength and lace likes soft hands and an embrace together when entwined passion takes over time and space just as before one being more playful the other still straight-laced when combined...Read On

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Desolation

They must be what they can be.

 

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Is This Depressing

Is it time yet... is it time