Thirty Fiction

November 2015                                            May 2015

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November 2015

Ashlie Allen    |     Scott Russell Duncan

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May 2015

Jim Freeze          |         Shivendra Kapoor         |          James Shaffer

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Ashlie Allen

Dehydrated

When the reservation gets quiet, I panic. I stammer through the prairies, wondering if I'm the only one pulsing. One day, I found a spirit hiding in the dehydrated grass.

 

Scott Russell Duncan

Late

I, dressed in Metal black, dark like Southeast Asians, crept inside because I knew, like the Viet Cong, that Dad had guns where he slept and didn’t feel safe either.

 

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May 2015

Jim Freeze

Darkness

The aspect of heaven had blackened, clouds were rolling rapidly from the West over the mountains, and a cold wind was moaning dismally. Darkness it seems has an insatiable hunger.

 

Shivendra Kapoor

Unable

Unable to do anything since birth, my friend fulfilled God’s wish in this lifetime. He stayed alive but in deep pain. Last year God fulfilled his only wish – dignified silence.

 

James Shaffer

Fall

Run! Leaves burning. Autumn smoke. Smells like him. Run! Look behind. He's coming! Run! Faster! Never again. No choice. Jump! Black-out. The machine breathes for me while I dream again. 

 

 

The beauty of writing is how much can be said in few words. Thirty fiction is a Phree Write Magazine challenge! Thirty fiction is comprised of thirty words; no more, no less, and has a one word title. The story will be unique in its concept and, like flash fiction, deliver an element of surprise. The thirty words can be simple and straightforward or extravagant and drenched in imagery. The writing style and genre is up to you. We only ask that you deliver a story to us, letting the thirty words challenge you, push you, and create something beautiful.

 

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