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Flash fiction

She. By CpSingleton © 2016

With the climatic suddeness of a trout’s first dream, I see nowt but befuddlement and chaos. 

Slow, deep breaths and another minute passes.

Then another…

Until they all meld into a full hour.

Outside, alien voices jabber away. Mine earlobes aren’t attuned to their bouncy ball nuances.

That’s a shame.

I’m sure it’s mundane, daily chat-chit, but it does sound more interesting from their tongues.

I imagine I’m a traveller, in my hotel room, listening to the plays on foreign soil, filtering though the open balcony window.

She came to me last night. She was wearing soft shoes, I think. I normally hear her steps along the floorboards. Not last night.

I was in between a snooze and a snore place when I recognised her presence.

I sound like a pretentious Jedi, but I do always know when she’s there. Whether she’s just about to knock on the front door, or sneaking up behind me at the supermarket.

She didn’t say anything. She just smiled and sat delicately at the end of my bed. It was comforting to have her there.

Before I could ask any questions I found myself nodding off.

When I woke up to the sun slicing across my eyes and the sound of aggressive conversation on the street, she’d gone.

I don’t remember cutting her a key. I’ll ask when next I see her.


About Chris42

I am a liar! A maker-uper of stories! If this was the 16 (c) I'd be burned as a witch. Fank goodness it is not, eh?! I have four children: two wonderful girls, a fantastic lad and Leeds United. I have no strict genre. I write children's poetry and stories, to edgy, stronger themes. Up until now I have stored them for my own and my family's viewing. Last year i thought bugger it and starred in several short films. One, Playground, which is on the BBC Film Network, used the monologue that I wrote for the audition. You should've seen the face of the receptionist, of the Manchester hotel, where the audition was being held, as I turned up dressed as the psychopath, Gordon. It got the desired effect! I then moved up to Cumbria and wrote and appeared in several live performances on stage. 2012. A local artist, Kayleigh Richardson, commissioned me to write a poem for her to paint a representation. I sent her, The Rise of the Robot Monkey Army. Kayleigh painted a fantastic piece that blew my mind! From that we are collaborating on the Jacob Bear series of stories. Oh and Two's Company is to published, along with seventeen other Sci Fi short stories as part of a collection. Not a bad start to the, so called, last year of the Earth. Now is the time to show the rest of you. I take my themes wherever i see them, whether in reality or dream-world. I hope you enjoy. If not tell me why. If so tell me why. Many thanks and be safe. So far I have published: Jacob Bear's first Christmas,https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GK872A (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GK872A (USA) Jacob Bear Goes to School https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007JD3OKY (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JD3OKY (USA Jacob's First Words https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007VZWPSC (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VZWPSC (USA) Space Here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007H96M90 (UK) &http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H96M90#reader_B007H96M90 The Rise of the Sponge Cake Moon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007WWZ16M (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WWZ16M (USA) © Madstoffa, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.


4 thoughts on “Flash fiction

  1. 🙈😖💩🙀😹

    Posted by cpsingleton42 | May 14, 2016, 8:10 pm

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