Invisible -100Words

Invisible What am I? I’m the third person in any couple. There’s another of me, they say four’s a crowd. I am the one that never speaks to the other, What I want to say remains unsaid Even though many words are spoken. But the absence of my words, and theirs Screams above demanding attention, […]

Tea – 100 Words

The Russian steamer cut through black waters in nautical solitude, under the pearl in the night sky, shrouded in silver-lined cotton. The hard angles of the iron hulk stood stalwart against the crash and foam of errant waves. Below deck, Konrad lay in his cot, swaddled in blankets like a sick child. He was discovering […]

Exposed (100 Word Story)

The lizard king lounged on his throne, the gargantuan structure hewn from stone and gilt in bronze, danced over by the shamans as it was smelting, so to be wrought with arcane and mystic properties. From the height of his temple abode, he surveyed his illustrious domain. His head lolling this way and that, his […]

Spike (100 Word Story)

He lurked in the shadows. Hanging around the dim passages and corners, avoiding the pulsing lights of the dancefloor as if they might light him up entirely, from the inside out, so not only might his face be seen and recognised, but his motive also. Safety was in being unseen. He observed. Evaluating the opportunities, […]

Opaque (100 Word Story)

Suddenly, he awoke. A naked lightbulb swung in careless loops, making the room spin. The man with the hard face entered, followed by his shadowy phalanx of men in suits and dark glasses. ‘Had a nice sleep?’ he jeered The prisoner had been kept awake for the last 48 hours, it had been hoped that […]

Champion (100 Word Story)

He has returned. Though the light of his youth is dying, and he walks on through mortal dusk, the course of this man’s path remains unaltered. Twitching rows of milquetoast sycophants, with false eyes upturned and obscured grimaces set on their stone visages cry out “O we have heralded his return, and he is come!” […]