Juliana didn’t believe in small choices having far-reaching effects. Neither did she believe in destiny; at least not anymore.
“I grew up,” she would tell Alexis, her college best friend. “I had to. Soulmates don’t exist in my world, only arrangements.
Entry to Cracked Flash Fiction on the 15th of July 2017. (262 words) SANITY IN THE 21st CENTURY “When we’re done with this whole… ah… ritual, I want my sanity back. Then, I can go back to my normal life.” Erlinda cackled. “You are truly crazy.” “What’s so funny? And why do you say I’m…… Continue reading Sanity in the 21st Century
Entry to Cracked Flash Fiction on the 24th of June 2017. Prompt: “Why aren’t you obeying the laws of physics?” (261 words) WICKED “Why aren’t you obeying the laws of physics?” he demanded, finally addressing me. I realized a few blocks ago that he was following me but I played it cool. I stopped…… Continue reading Wicked
It was fate. I knew it was possible for a brief moment to change the course of one’s life. I just didn’t think that Paris would change me that way. It’s meant to be the most romantic city in the world. Wonderful memories to cherish forever were created in France. That was the plan.
This was my entry to Cracked Flash Fiction on the 17th of June 2017. There were only four entrants that week so the judge picked one winner (not me but the stories were great so I don’t feel bad) and she was able to give us all feedback. Here’s what she said about my story:…… Continue reading By the river
This was my entry to Microcosms’ Contest on the 16th of June 2017. It’s my practice ground and I still do need a lot of practice but here’s what the judge said. “We had 12 awesome entries this week!” “This was a tough one. Lots of interesting responses to the prompts and a good deal of…… Continue reading Cave of Secrets
Jane had long realized she was slightly insane. She had been happy about it. She knew she would choose, without even a hint of a doubt, a life of insanity over one of conformity or seriousness or formality, and she did. She would be insane for real if she had to be the person that…… Continue reading Insanity – #100word #flashfiction
‘If only for today’ was my entry to last week’s challenge over at Microcosms. Do visit the site and there you’ll find all the great entries from truly terrific writers. I feel like I’m one of them. Judge’s favorite line: “Like I didn’t know he was a weak swimmer.” Judge’s feedback, which for me says…… Continue reading If only for today
Do visit Cracked Flash Fiction. It’s where magic happens. This was my entry last Saturday (left exactly as it was submitted). I struggled for hours and lost sleep, finishing and submitting only at about 03:00 am, South African time. The sacrifice paid off. This is my 2nd win. Yay! Judge: “You built a great character…… Continue reading Point of No Return
Warning: Work-in-progress – unfinished not-flash-fiction-anymore ~~~~~~~ Oh, everyone just thought you were crazy, I can hear one of them say. No one utters a word but I hear the voices. I see it in their eyes. They all think the same: I’m insane. Perhaps I have indeed lost my sanity. No one says anything and…… Continue reading Crazy to stay sane