Heroine chic

This piece was written for the Carrot Ranch's weekly 99-word flash fiction challenge, with the prompt of 'rethink the hero'. A ballsy Amazon, with a prodigious cleavage and legs that go all the way up to her backside, storms into a cave and kicks the crap out of The Devil Personified and, supposedly, women everywhere … Continue reading Heroine chic

The Mickelmouse Club

This piece was written for the Six Sentence story challenge with the prompt word of 'home'. The former country pile had been the home of the descendants of the robber baron, the Earl of Mickelmouse, but had fallen into disrepair after the last of the line accidentally wandered into the front line during the Battle … Continue reading The Mickelmouse Club

Free birds

This piece was written for the Carrot Ranch 99-word challenge with the prompt of 'escape'. You could resign, storm out in high dudgeon and let the cards fall where they may. You could fantasise about finding another job where your skills are finally appreciated and imagine submitting your resignation with an air of smugness. You … Continue reading Free birds

Customer Service Guarantee

This piece was written for the Six Sentence challenge, with the prompt word 'service. Here at (insert name of corporation, business, government agency, etc) we value our service to our customers extremely highly and we do all that we can to ensure complete customer satisfaction in all our interactions. From our highly professional call centre … Continue reading Customer Service Guarantee

Extract from an exclusive interview with Genghis Khan (re-visited)

This piece was submitted to the D'Verse Prosery Possibilities page, with the condition that the following quote in full had to be included in a 144 word story. “I prefer keeping in mind even the possibility that existence has its own reason for being.” Wisława Szymborska, “Possibilities” “Just one last question, Mr. Khan. We’ve covered … Continue reading Extract from an exclusive interview with Genghis Khan (re-visited)