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!” […]

Acceptance (100 Word Story)

The night stretched, hours washed thin started to re-solidify and form up again. Dan felt his drunkenness ebb, leaving the shore of his soul feel bare and exposed, so he decided to chase the retreating tide. He squinted his eyes to read the glowing face of his watch and raced the calculations through his mind, […]

Minimal (100 Word Story)

Through cluttered alleys, passing brick apartments belching ghostly deluges of steam high above, Dan staggered towards home, hands locked into coat pockets. With inebriation overcoming civil sensibility he began venting grievances that were burning inside. “frigid BITCH” he squalled painfully as he brought a scuffed boot violently to a discarded box among the litter. “A […]

Label (100 Words Story)

The frayed afterglow of neon lights permeated through cheap drapes, diffusing colourful ambience into the gloomy motel room. “What are you doing”? Karen asked, the red bead of her lit cigarette steady between her fingers “You know why I’m here” Dan said, face fixed in a whiskey-leer that had become all too familiar. She eyed […]

Luck (100 Word Story)

The foreman had received his instructions, and when Michael departed for his stretch, he had been left with a bulging pay packet which far exceeded the expected salary. “Make sure the men are looked after, there’s a little extra fer yersel’” Mr Collins said with a sly wink, patting him on the shoulder with warm […]