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Wrong Choice

- How to put this discreetly. He's a man and he needs to use a restroom. Sitting down. The restroom is down near the elevators in this college classroom building. He gets off the elevator and scoots a...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 Apr 2017

Preparation

- Final tinkling of the piano. Then "Moon River" ends and they start moving around the floor. Some chatting, some sitting on the floor and removing slippers. "Come in. Here, wedge it open." The door i...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 07 Apr 2017

It Must Still Be There

- That sanctuary is still there. In the valley where the live oaks grow Scattered across the landscape of hope. Turn down the lane to where the wonderful one is waving, Beckoning as you come down the ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 10 Feb 2017

Special Places

- This is what is always needed. The perfect place for this. Time to feel the sun and smell the earth and soak in the warmth. With a little friend sharing my space. Sharing the perfection in the air....

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 07 Feb 2017

Tea Party

- It's a tea party. In my head. Look who's here! Give us a kiss, love. So sweet. No, no. I'm fine, I'm fine. Let's have some tea. The dogs will be happy playing in that meadow. Hi, there's the others ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 15 Jan 2017

The Least of These

- "So that's it then. They produce the most so they should be rewarded, not penalized." The ruler gestured. "So it is done," said the sycophant. "But master, what about reciprocity? Those that produce ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 20 Nov 2016

Welcome to the Jungle

- "Hello. Thought I might see you here." Glancing to the voice over my shoulder. Graceful Jennifer is uprightly filling the clinic doorway. "Hi. What're you...," hesitantly. "I have breast cancer." ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 13 Nov 2016

Lethe Unbound

- Knowing I will not sleep. As so often before. The world whirling about me. I cannot seem to settle. I need the sleep. Sweet sleep. Rest from real life surrounding and prodding me. Testing me. Sleep....

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 Sep 2016

The Secret

- "Another one Sir?" The barkeep asked.  "Please," the man replied, sliding his glass back over to the barman.  "You seem in a good mood," the barkeep said, keeping the conversation going. It was two ...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 25 Sep 2016

Here There Be Monsters

- Ever vigilant, his eyes search for any movement, and his nose sniffs. He must be able to smell the dangers, or the food. Precious food he always needs. Almost starving most of the time it would appea...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 17 Sep 2016

Master of All You Survey

- Was it important to be the master. To be in control. Was that important. Looking out across the vista of the valley do you really care anymore. Do you care that you can't be the master. The one in...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 30 Aug 2016

Drive It Away

- When she backed out and closed the garage door she hoped it was this time. Maybe this time the magic would work.  She wanted it to happen. Drive far enough away and the pain would all go away. ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 23 Aug 2016

Home Is Where the Light Is

- It was lit long ago. When first he left. "It's my purpose. I must go. You'll understand someday." And the lamp was lit as he walked away. Toil passed and joys passed. Life happened. The world wa...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 04 Aug 2016

Missed Crossroads

- "Wait. Was that another road?" "Don't think so. Just some dust." "We missed a crossroad." "We've been down this road hundreds of times. There's no crossroad." ***** "Hey, that's it!" "What...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 20 Jul 2016

An Old Coat

- Sitting on the sofa. Reading Tolkien. She was reading Kahlil Gibran. She rises up from lying upon my thigh and puts down the book. Gazing intently at me with piercing eyes. "So, how would you desc...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 06 Jul 2016

How Are Things Going With You

- Hi. How's things? ... Yeah, been awhile. Anyway, thinking of you. ... True. Don't know what to say. ... Sure I do. Omigod. Of course. ... You can't believe that. Not really. Please don't ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 18 Apr 2016

A New Spring

- Winter has passed away. Spring returns to his life. New friends. Young and old. More than ever before. More than ever before. Ever. It's warming up. The forsythia and daffodils have shown him that ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 08 Apr 2016

If I Die

- If I die. If I leave. Never to return. At the end of each day what's it for. At day's end. We're all alone. On our own. Knowing that what's in our minds is all there is. Except for love. Wit...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 10 Mar 2016

Having A Bad Day

- "We just went out. What now? Not time yet." Looking up at me. Beseeching. whining. Grab the squeaky. Toss it. Lots of play. Biting, flinging about, returning to me. I squeak it, lob it off. Repeatin...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 31 Jan 2016

Take a Sip

- It's late and I am sitting here alone. Taking a sip of my whiskey. It's quiet now. I'm listening to music and letting it relax me before going to sleep. It can be so cleansing to hear the gently soo...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 25 Jan 2016

Don't We

- "She isn't speaking to me. Again." "Me too. Do we know why?" "Nope. Never do. Nothing that makes sense." "She'll be back. She does like you. She likes me." "Yeah. I know. It's just, I get tire...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 21 Nov 2015

Inspiring

- "I think that poem was about me. I mean, us?" "No. Don't think so. I just write stuff from things that inspire me. It doesn't have to be about real people. No, it's not about you, or us." "Okay. J...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 18 Oct 2015

Know Thyself

- How old am I, for god's sake? I mean really. Does she like me? Does she 'like' like me? Do we ever really grow up. I thought we had an understanding. Apparently not. Oh, to hell with it. At least ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 02 Oct 2015

Shoelaces

- She was always struggling with shoelaces. Every time she took off her shoes there were always efforts to untie the knots. One day I asked if I might look at them. "Sure. They're always tight. No b...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 17 Aug 2015

What Makeup is For

- Charlotte Salomon and Alfred Wolfsohn. Strolling through the park in Berlin. Her mentor? Her lover? Perhaps both. The theatre may do her justice. Short life. Ending in Auschwitz. With child. Unbor...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 11 Aug 2015

Life Guard

- "I didn't think I'd see you here." "Why?" "I...thought you'd be working." Leon shrugged, "I got the day off. The pool needs serious cleaning." I couldn't think of anything else to say. Nothing clever,...

By: WinterLock | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 3.7| Added: 06 Aug 2015

Whoosh, Whoosh

- Whoosh, whoosh...whoosh, whoosh...whoosh, whoosh. Quiet. So very still, all around me. Nothing stirring. Dark. So dense, the atmosphere. Hard to breathe. Nothing to see. Can't see. Can't hear an...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 Jul 2015

Dancing Into Old Age

- She gave me a spontaneous hug. Then went on pointe. We were warming up for rehearsal for our all-dance show. I was surrounded by girls. And a few young ladies. She was a young lady. She'd trained ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 21 Jul 2015

Shuddering Sobs

- It's often the same. I listen to music I know affects me. Really affects me. It has before and will again. And I allow it, because of the desperately needed catharsis and release. Do you under...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 01 Jul 2015

What Now

- "I know. I saw it." "Why didn't you say anything?" "Well, because. You get upset with me when I question you." "It's a big problem when we can't talk to each other." "Yeah, I agree. I try. You...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.6| Added: 01 Jun 2015

Did You Betray

- My trust. Did you betray it? Did you? I trusted you implicitly. I did. Did you betray that? I know you didn't. Because you adore me. Right? So you couldn't possibly have betrayed my trust. ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 26 May 2015

How Long, The Wait

- Michel Legrand is playing. Music from The Other Side of Midnight. Moving. Moving me to wonder if I will see her on the other side. Of midnight. I've counted the midnights as I stay up late. Waitin...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 20 May 2015

One More Drink

- It's hard, holding your eyes open. One drink too many, you suppose? One drink too many, my friend. But so what. It's my right. I'm of age, many times over. I'm of age. One more drink. To try ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 01 May 2015

On Earth As It Is In Heaven

- With incredible dignity the dying child rises up. She looks into the eyes of the woman feeding her this last supper. Her last supper. Her body has starved. Is close to death. Her eyes are wide no...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 25 Apr 2015

Leidolf

- “Your kind ain't welcome here, boy!” The man yelled as the sawed-off thundered it's deadly symphony. The dual one ounce slugs mushroomed into the young man's chest and sent him to the ground with a th...

By: ShuttleMechanic | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.4| Added: 23 Apr 2015

Sing Me a Song

- "Sing me a song!" What the hell! I was sound sleep. Trouble breathing. What time is it? Are you kidding me? Three o'clock. I get up. Go in to wash my face. I look ragged. Have to sleep. In bed a...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 20 Apr 2015

A Stud Makes A Statement

- Groaning, he slowly rose up. He couldn't move his jaw. Leaning against the brick wall he recalled the conversation. "I can't understand soldiers who get piercings." "I have a stud. Did it myself...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 16 Apr 2015

Haters Gonna Hate

- "Haters gonna hate." "How's that?" "That's a meme or mantra nowadays. I think it came from hip hop." "Okay, so what's up?" "I'm thinking it may be true." "Probably. Sounds like it could be. ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 29 Jan 2015

Something Missing

- That itchy mental feeling. What is missing? What have I forgotten? I was feeling that several times the past few days. Weeks? Not really sure. But the urge to fiddle through my mind files kept com...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 02 Jan 2015

'Tis The Season

- "It's not what it looks like," he said, glaring. Sandy came upon him as she skied cross country. It was an overcast, dreary Christmas morning. "What do you mean? It looks like you killed a deer. Is ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 10 Dec 2014

It's So Quiet Now

- One time too many. I said something. She misunderstood. Or maybe, I misunderstood. Said it wrong. Used the wrong tone. One time too many. Maybe we should just not talk. That's what she said. ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 12 Nov 2014

Is It Just Me

- Is it just me, or do you seem to be always disappearing? What's up with that? How many chances do you think I'll give you? You've always got great excuses. And since they're great, I suppose the...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 15 Sep 2014

She Loves Me To Stroke Her Hair

- She loves me to stroke her hair. Her hair is so soft. Fine, like a baby's. It gets so frizzy. We live near the ocean. She chose it. We love it here, where the shoreline is filled with life. We e...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 09 Sep 2014

Why Is She Crying

- "Why's she crying?" "I asked her. She says she has no real friends." "I don't understand. She has lots of friends." "I thought so. Anyway, she's feeling pretty down." "What did they do?" "Fr...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 03 Sep 2014

You Have to Understand

- "It's not my fault I said goodbye." ~~~ "You have to know that I'm sorry." ~~~ "He's just what I always wanted." ~~~ "He can be a little jealous." ~~~ "But he can be so sweet to me." ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 Aug 2014

How Do You Know

- "How do you know someone's a real friend?" "Oh, you're getting real deep now. What brought this on?" "It's one person really. We always seemed to have a good rapport." "A rapport? What's that me...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.6| Added: 11 Aug 2014

Old Enough to Know Better

- ~Just her friend, just her friend!~  "Hello sugar. Feeling better today?" "Sure. I was down, but you cheered me up yesterday." ~I know. Of course.~ "I try." "You always do. What would ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 05 Aug 2014

Monster in Space

- THE BEAST IN THE DARK The creature is scratching at the door of the cabin, I am the last person alive on this Spaceship  All the rest dragged into the darkness by the beast from the voi...

By: swindonbloke | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 3| Added: 03 Aug 2014

Later, Then

- "Wow, it's cold! Hey, I think he's the one!" "Which one? Oh, wait. First date, right?" "Yep. He's so sweet. I think this is it." "Well, go a little slow here. You aren't very experienced." "Oh...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 01 Aug 2014

A Married Man

- “A married man?” my sister asked. “Yes, a married man.” “ Why a married man?” my nosey sister asked. “The married ones are the best.” I told her. “I suppose so, they usually have some don...

By: Sparkle | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 29 Jul 2014

Are We Friends?

- "I'm confused." "How's that?" "I have a friend. She's young, but mature for her age." "Yes?" "I thought we were friends. I wonder." "You have to be a little clearer here." "Okay, so the th...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jul 2014

The Last Text

- "What are you doing with your phone?" "It's just a text message I was trying to find. It's nothing." "Well, it must be something. Let me try." "Okay, but be careful. I just want to make sure it'...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.6| Added: 10 Jul 2014

I'm Following You

- "I'm following you." "What? You're stalking me?' "No. I'm following you on Facebook." "Yeah, knew that." "Also on Twitter." "Is that right? Okay." "And on Tumblr." "Yeah, just started th...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 02 Jul 2014

Where Does One Fit

- "So who are the best writers on the site?" "Interesting question." "I know. Interesting answers too." "The usual suspects, I suppose. The moderators. They must be good or they couldn't be modera...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 25 Jun 2014

Eternal Existence

- It was nostalgia on my part, checking if you were still there. Seeing if you had added some poetry. You hadn't. In fact, you had deleted all of your works. But you were still there, if in name ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.4| Added: 20 Jun 2014

The Ones Who Care

- It was shared on Facebook. The evil that men do. Social media. It is society's saving grace. It was a hashtag on Twitter. It spread like wildfire. Social media. Everyone knew and deplored. It actu...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 15 May 2014

Lost Seeker

- Each serves a different function. Each does things for her that she needs. Each offers a separate fulfillment. A separate completion. To her intricate life. When one is used up she sends him awa...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 30 Apr 2014

Home

- The yelling happened often. They tried again and failed. No blows. Only the yelling that so frightened the children. It was over. Struggling had been no good. What had she ever done except try t...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 Mar 2014

Wanna Be Friends

- "Wanna be friends?" "Who are you?" "I'm on here with you. I'm new." "Yes, but, who are you?" "I just wanna be friends." "I understand that. I still want to know who you are." "I'm a good p...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.4| Added: 14 Feb 2014

What Is Real

- It was a long chat. Getting to know each other. He was talking to her beside him. She'd received some news. He listened. He typed a few words and she responded. The talk continued about their niece...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 12 Feb 2014

Reggae Blues

- "Ah say yay'ah!" "Ah say yay'ah!" "Ah say yay'ah!" It was cold. The old movie theater was stripped bare. The walls had no decoration. Everyone was wearing a coat. Except one brave, tiny girl with ba...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 08 Feb 2014

The Marionette

- "He started the play again." He believed her even when what she said was fallacious. She made him that way. "Are you asking me to do something?" "I'm not sure I should ask. What could you do? He...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 3.8| Added: 05 Feb 2014

The Deep End

- Long ago and far away, he was at a swimming pool. In the middle of a desert town. He was young and inexperienced with swimming pools. Did I say desert town? Playing in the water was like paradise. ...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.4| Added: 31 Jan 2014

If I Just Try

- One should let oneself feel. So they say. But I have and it didn't seem to work. At least not for me. Open up. Let her in. I am open. She refuses to enter. The door is open. I wait and wait. T...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 30 Jan 2014

She Hugged Me

- She hugged me. I didn't initiate the embrace. I never tried to touch her at all. That's when we met for the first time. In person. She hugged me. She touched my knee while we were sitting at the t...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.4| Added: 29 Jan 2014

Sage Advice

- The tropical island's wharf suddenly jumped to life as the long strides of the seasoned pilot sounded on it's sodden planks. A young port officer hesitantly approached the advancing aviator. "I've go...

By: Roarke | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 3.3| Added: 07 Feb 2011