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Dark Solstice

- I usually appreciate the winter solstice, because I love the mysterious chilly nights and the warm lights that stave it off from inside houses. Warm glasses of tea while gazing into the dark sky by t...

By: Gypsygyrl | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 22 Dec 2017

The Pick-Up Line

- Sappy. That’s exactly what it was. Kyle could feel it as he said it. He knew the absolutely absurd pick up line he was using was probably the most desperate-sounding plea for attention he had ever s...

By: HelmetHat31 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 16 Feb 2016

The Turn Around

- After her 20 th pill, the water tasted bitter and she gagged involuntarily. She wanted to pee now, having drunk at least three glasses of water. Whether it was the anti-depressants taking effect or j...

By: SindhuriSathiyaraj | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.6| Added: 15 Feb 2016

Solstice Of Deception

- On this special night, the stars lit up the dark almost black night. A night that revealed the most amazing mysterious things to man every year. This coldest and infinite night was known as the Winter...

By: Entangled_Fate | Category: Action | Score: 4.7| Added: 10 Feb 2016 Editor's Pick

A Hundred Breaths

- December 22, 2015 Ricky breathes deeply as he walks through the park. The air, sweetened by the scent of pine and cooled by the fallen snow, refreshes his lungs and spirit. It’s barely evening, y...

By: Paperboy | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 30 Jan 2016 Editor's Pick

Fade to Black

-   Connor Mulrooney sauntered into the members-only back room of the North Philly Irish Pub with his usual swagger, grabbed a Guinness and settled into a seat that may as well have held a Reserved sign...

By: magnificent1rascal | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 28 Jan 2016 Editor's Pick

Broken Wings

- Standing here looking out at the frozen approaches to the islands in the channel nearby and it seems that most of my days lately have blended into a single theme. Just like that single road I have f...

By: Shotgun011 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 19 Jan 2016

The longest night

- It’s just another day now: our lives don’t stop for something as little as a solstice. We do our everyday things: we go to school, to work or shopping since Christmas is knocking on our door and sure...

By: Vision | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 19 Jan 2016 Editor's Pick

In the Dark

- “Are you afraid of the dawn?” she asks, watching him with a half-smile on her face as he scrambles around the room, frantically pulling down the curtains. The new darkness bathes them both in soft can...

By: incaendo | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.6| Added: 19 Jan 2016 Editor's Pick

Fire and Ice

- On a clear, icy cold night in December, I find myself standing facing a raging bonfire. It’s the night of the winter solstice, and a group of people in this nowhere town have an annual tradition of a ...

By: TooShy678 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 17 Jan 2016 Editor's Pick

Kyaamuya

- “Momma,” 9-year-old Kaiah asks, “When I'm done grinding the corn, can I go over to Shumana's to visit before dinner?” Manci looks over at her daughter and shakes her head. “No my dear. It's no time ...

By: meredith | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 17 Jan 2016

The Copse

- Calm Evening Brings quiet. Father Sun dies Darkening the copse As deeper night begins. Mother Gaia sleeps with us, At rest beneath the barren limbs Of leafless trees trembling in damp wind Foreshadow...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 16 Jan 2016 Editor's Pick

In My Mind, You Matter

- You’re probably wondering where the voices in your head come from. I’m here to set the record straight. I wasn’t always so opinionated, but now I must speak up. Some call me the man in the moon. Wel...

By: dgford | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 16 Jan 2016

December 22

- I felt the chill in the wind as I walked. I couldn’t bear the pain, my feelings always pondered towards her. The medications didn’t work, nothing really worked. Every cut I made on my arm before sleep...

By: Fewniks | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 14 Jan 2016

Change

- The clink of glass, followed by a dull thud, sends my mind swimming towards consciousness. Muffled voices pierce the swirling mists of sleep, and my eyelids flutter open. It’s grown dark while I sle...

By: Welshdreamer42 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 31 Dec 2015

22 December

- I stand alone in the quiet early morning night The cold December moon, while low, is still bright Her comforting light reveals your face to me I always find you when I look upon her, you see As this...

By: HappyIdiot | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 20 Dec 2015

Shortest and Longest Day of the Year for Me

- Love and hate, hand in hand, light, the shortest amount today Darkness, winter coming, daylight ending way too soon Depression, lethargy waiting to set in and get in my way Solstice is a day of pain a...

By: gillianleeza | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 20 Dec 2015

For the Solstice: Speaking to the Sun

- The Civil War isn’t over yet. The Crusades begun a thousand years ago have not been won, and when I read about another Drone, another soldier’s suicide, another stone thrown at a women...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jun 2013