In the flash / Stories

Replaced.

When the end of life as the townsfolk knew it came, they went about their day without a show of any thought as to its strangeness. They had, in fact, not a show of any thought at all. At nine o’clock on that Tuesday morning, the roads were oddly nightdark, and the adults of the … Continue reading

In the flash / Stories

Tammy’s New Pet.

‘You going to get one, Charlie?’ said Tammy, and she dug out another ladleful of meat from the casserole dish. ‘Great stew, Viola. Thanks for putting on lunch.’ ‘I’m not sure,’ Charlie said. ‘Something about it doesn’t seem right, taking a wild thing and caging it up, away from its own kind.’ ‘Don’t go turning … Continue reading

In the flash / Stories

Cynthia, unlit.

Cynthia was four when her light went out. ‘Where has my light gone?’ she asked. ‘Lord knows,’ her mother said. ‘But it’s all right. You’ll get used to it. It happens with everyone.’ Looking around her she knew this to be true. She had never yet met an adult with a light in their eyes, … Continue reading