Stark contrast

Mount Ainslie lookout, Canberra
Mount Ainslie lookout, Canberra

See the sprawling world
from up above a mountain—
humans are puny.

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.

Finders, not keepers

Unable to bear more suffering, the old man returned the battered book to the library. It’d gather dust, as it was always meant to—until the true owner reclaimed it.


This is my entry for day 28 of the Writers Victoria Flash Fiction competition. Today’s prompt: gather.

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.