Tag Archives: flash fiction

Dirty Money

Trent and Monica cuddled on the couch as they watched TV.  There wasn’t anything exciting on, but at least it was something to do when there wasn’t much anyone could do.  At least they had each other. A knock on … Continue reading

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A Gargoyle’s Pandemic View

I was sitting in the living room of The House on the Hill, listening to the sound of the furnace kicking on because that’s what passes for excitement these days, when I suddenly had an idea, Modern Philosophers. It had … Continue reading

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Roger The Dodger

He entered the office with some trepidation.  The couch was his obvious destination, but he approached it as if he were afraid it might spring up and take a punch at him. The Psychiatrist observed this from her chair without … Continue reading

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The Other End Of The Tunnel

Sally and Justin walked hand in hand along the path that lined the river. It was an overcast autumn afternoon in Maine, and Sally was bundled up accordingly.  Justin, on the other hand, wore a light jacket and his ever … Continue reading

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Writers Inspiring Writers

One of my favorite things about blogging, Modern Philosophers, is interacting with you.  I love when you comment on my posts, and we get to have a little conversation. There’s nothing quite like instant feedback to my writing. What I … Continue reading

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The Halloween Party

He sat off in the corner, all by himself, on a beat up couch that seemed as forgotten by the homeowners as he wanted to be by the other party guests. He was dressed in a tuxedo and looked quite … Continue reading

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The Dream Slayer Scenario

They smiled politely at the waitress, and waited for her to walk away after delivering their drinks, before they dove head first into the awkward conversation associated with a first date. “Abby tells me you’re a writer,” Maggie broke the … Continue reading

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Character Actors

Since I live alone, I’m always scared half to death whenever a voice addresses me at a time when I should be the only one at The House on the Hill. “I was wondering if you had a second to … Continue reading

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The Ben Franklin Contingency

Mark and Ian, a couple of thirtysomething guys, sat across from each other at the table next to the front window of the coffee shop. It was raining pretty hard, and since they both liked the rain, they’d chosen their … Continue reading

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The Good Tipper

“This was a nice surprise,” Nikki beamed as she sat down at the table by the window and blew on her coffee. Nikki was very attractive.  When she smiled, her green eyes sparkled like emeralds, and  the freckles on her … Continue reading

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