Distracted

The press briefing was intended to elaborate on the measures taken to tackle the situation. But everyone lost focus, and their minds, when blustery winds blew the speaker’s wig off.


My entry for the final day of the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition. Today’s prompt: focus.

Impact

Father introduces us to his boss—his third son first, first second, and me last. Middle-class parents fixated on grades, I’d tell the adoption agent twenty years later.


Day 29 of the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition. Today’s prompt: fixated.

Imagination

As an artist, it was his job to create alternative realities. And he excelled every time—even became filmmaker of the year. Twice. The secret? He distorted his own reality.


This is my entry for day 27 of the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition. Today’s prompt: distorted.

Saviour

The over-achieving boy genius became the Nobel-winning scientist who demystified the universe. All thanks to his mental clarity, courtesy of the psychiatrist who compensated for a lost childhood.


This is my entry for day 26 of the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition. Today’s prompt: clarity.

Arrested

She sat transfixed, brain processing, heart refusing to believe. How could he? She re-played the last six years in her mind.

“Rachel!” She didn’t respond. Dumbledore’s death was riveting.

This is my entry for day 25 of the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition. Today’s prompt: rivet.