Mueni and the Singing Pebble – Flash Fiction

Word Count = 1,015

Estimated Reading Time = 5 minutes

One evening as the weaver birds sang to send the sun to sleep, Mueni’s susu (grandmother) called her and her sisters to the kitchen.

“The firewood is almost done and the men are about to return the cows. Quick, go and fetch some firewood from the big rock before night falls. But remember; do not touch anything in or around the rock. Pick only the wood from the trees that grow at the mouth of the cave.”

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Patience is a Virtue – Short Story

Word Count = 1,952

Estimated Reading Time = 9 minutes 45 seconds

The twin ruby doors swung open as a heavy prism of rainbow colors flooded Patientia’s countenance. She had waited for this day all her life, but never anticipated it happening like this.

 The Hall of the Celestial gleamed in the manifold aura of the eightfold. There were familiar hues of red and orange, yellow and blue, indigo and violet against the magnificent gold.

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Shipwrecked – Drabble – Micro-Fiction

Word Count = 223

Estimated Reading Time = 1 minute

The piscator who’d cuffed me to the anchor swung his fist at his partner. None of them noticed me break off the piece of Styrofoam sticking out of the ice chest.

I quickly fashioned a message; Morse code via aglet. It was a long shot.

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The Night of the Kobolds – Flash Fiction

Word Count = 300

Estimated Reading Time = 1 minute 30 seconds

His kitchen was a hush as all fell asleep,

Stomachs stuffed with cured mead, bread, and meat.

The feast flung songs up high to the heavens,

Now a faint dripping sound was all that could be found.

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Kits and Havens – Sudden Fiction

Word Count = 693 words

Estimated Reading Time = 3 minutes 30 seconds

Freddy grabbed a berry from Harry’s plate and chewed it. It wasn’t hard to imagine the explosion of juice in his mouth was Peggy’s blood. Seeing Harry’s pigeon girlfriend now, Freddy could bear the guilt of burdening his friend.

The blood tribes were clearly the losing side in this peace treaty. Fletcher Fox was right. While they fatten, we die like flies. The charter must be revised.

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The Reliquary – Flash Fiction

Word Count = 776

Estimated Reading Time = 3 minutes 53 seconds

After a hundred years, he would be the first one to open it. The Tomb of Kings, Reliquary of Solomon son of David, King of Israel and the greatest mind to ever walk the earth. It was also the famed resting place of the greatest treasure on earth; The Solomon Scroll.

He knew it was the reliquary the minute he laid eyes on it, sitting shrouded and hidden in the darkness. He found it ironic how it did not draw any attention to itself considering the man whose bones it held within it; what treasure it held.

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