After the Stars Fell by @Baboonicorn

“On the 8th day of December, in the 1618th Year of Our LORD Jeʃuʃ Chriʃt, It has been but ʃeven winterʃ since the Almighty GOD sent the Avenging Stars down onto the ʃo-called Great Houʃeʃ of Europe, ridding Hiʃ kingdom forever of their warring, politick and duplicity. We, the...

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Duplicitous 2 by Tristan Rees-Davies

“They told me I couldn’t put Michael McIntyre in prison for telling jokes about my hair- well nobody is laughing now are they?” “Definitely not. If you’re just joining us now, we have Prime Minister Theresa May here with us on ‘We agree with you’. Prime Minister, how does...

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Duplicitous by Tristan Rees-Davies

It had been a long day. And he was really looking forward to putting his feet up, having a glass of red wine and perhaps forcing some of his imprisoned migrants to fight to the death. As the car pulled up to his house, he gave a sigh of...

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Cinderella by The Scribbling Wren

He was Late. Again. I was early. I’m always early aren’t I? I was also annoyed and getting increasingly drunk. I’d gone from self conscious in the busy bar to so relaxed I was slipping off the barstool in under an hour. Another hour and I’d be slipping into...

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JUST A JOB OFFER by Scribbling Wren

They seemed generally to want him dead. He’d had the message notifications, his phone just showed them as 20+ but it was chirruping constantly as more came through. He’d tried not to read them at first. But it was too hard to resist. So he turned them off. And...

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THE DEVOURING by Sarah Sharp

After his reinstatement, the prime minister held a press conference, in which he spoke of the exciting times ahead and how proud he was to steer the country on to a new vision of prosperity and wealth. He also expressed excitement about soon being able to introduce to the...

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TREMOR by Leland Velociraptor

A series of small quakes began it, none exceeding 4.2 on the Richter scale. Enough to resemble a series of heavy goods vehicles rattling by. There was no discernible property damage. The news spread slowly over social media, the MET seizing upon the seismograph readings first, and then eyewitness...

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VALENTINE’S WYRM by Kay Barrett

This was written for #FairyTaleFriday based on the word “tremor”. For inspiration I’ve used the setting of the film “Tremors” starring Kevin Bacon, which for me has echoes of the myths of Wyrms. The word “Wyrm” is from the Old English for a legless serpent or dragon. Have you...

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LATE by Baboonicorn

He dropped back over the wall, pockets bulging with the rampion he’d plucked from her garden. His wife needed it so much… If he could just make it back to the cottage without – “Going somewhere, Miller?” croaked the voice he’d been dreading. “Ah… um… j-just c-clearing my h-head…...

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