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Olympic Standard

A 100-word story for Friday Fictioneers.

Gave it all up when I was fourteen. Nobody could understand why. I simply reacted like any teenager. Scowled a lot. Said it was boring and I’d better things to do with my life. I never mentioned Neil. The ever-popular, charismatic Mr Neil Samuels. The charming ex-professional who used to […]

It’s Not Your Time

It's Not Your Time is one of a series of 100 word stories.

IT’S NOT YOUR TIME “Name and date of birth please, sir.” “Michael Peter Jones, 21st March 1962” “And when did you die Mr Jones?” “Sometime this morning, I think. On the High Street by the synagogue. I got hit by a bus.” “Oh dear, it appears there’s been a dreadful […]

The Sunlight Hurt My Eyes

THE SUNLIGHT HURT MY EYES That’s where she kept me. The room with the blinds. I remember once letting the blinds up, the light from the sun was amazing. She was so angry when she saw what I’d done.  I remember her hitting me with that belt of hers. God, […]

She’d Found Another Man

He had just two loves in his life – his music and Jenny. He couldn’t imagine life without either of them. Then one morning over breakfast Jenny finished her coffee, put the dishes away and calmly announced she was leaving. She’d found another man. By mid-morning her cases were packed […]

The Demise of Old Oakey

Tree ZA34657, known locally as ‘Old Oakey’, you have been found guilty of aiding and abetting acts of obscene behaviour. On January 31st of this year, you allowed two young people of this Parish, namely Sally Mary Andrews and James Herbert Matthews, to engage in carnal activities beneath your branches. […]