Flash fiction — The tyranny of numbers

[Adult themes, suicide] The salt air stung her nostrils, as she carefully set down her purse and the signed note. A gull looked at her curiously. Arms wide, Joan dived off the edge of the Golden Gate Bridge. She tried to remain calm as the wind accelerated past her like a rising scream. She had been planning […]

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Flash fiction — Weasel

[Strong language, adult themes] The man who had turned John’s cancer into a death sentence was on television again. Flashbulbs blazed as the Veteran Affairs Secretary strode from his office towards the parking lot, waving away a microphone from the NBC news crew. “Weasel’s on again,” John called to Ella. John had made a point […]

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