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Flash Fiction: What I Thought I Knew


Introductory Note: Sometimes I just have a scene in my head, no more. Just a situation that goes beyond thought and reason. There is a lot of ambiguity about what has happened and what will happen between these two people, which is what I like. I hope it makes the reader interpret into a context that fits them. There are hundreds of possibilites. It could be any one of them. Who knows?

I turned my head to look at the person who sat next to me.

I had to get up. Now.

He looked back at me. Maybe it was because of this sudden frenzy that I couldn’t distinguish his eyes between imploring and threatening. I didn’t dwell on the thought for long because a thousand other questions were grabbing my attention.

“So you’re just going to walk away,” he said. I brushed past him, knowing I should be running, but my legs weren’t responding to reason.

“Why?” his voice echoed in the half empty carriage. His voice.

All the memories and moments bound to his voice rushed through my mind … and through my heart. Avoiding his gaze along with the other staring faces, I continued to walk away. “Just tell me why you did it.”

I whirled around, astounded. “You think I wanted this?”

The whistle blew outside and I managed to make my way to the doors before they shut. I watched the train leave the platform with an unwelcome knowledge that I had seen him nod a yes.

Poem: Fake


Flash Fiction: Holding On


The Monday morning light glimmered off the chandelier and the birds sang in its arrival. A new day. My eyes were not even accustomed to the light before I thought of Gary, and the sun’s rays suddenly seemed mocking and sinful. I dropped my head back onto the pillow and groaned, pulling up the covers over my face not knowing whether it was because I couldn’t face the brightness in the room, or the truth that he was dead.

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