New year’s melancholy. What I used to be, who I wanted to become. Have I changed? Probably. But one thing remains: to aspire to something different.
Write More * Write Better * Write for me
In the spirit of this list of wishes, here’s a flash inspired by this dream I’ve had just before waking up. You know the kind – one that stays with you all day, that you can’t push out of your mind. And days later, you just have to bleed it on the page.
On the Rocks
Clever, they pretended to be something else. A meteorite shower all over our planet, but nothing to worry about. Brown shapeless space stones weren’t a concern to us, until they landed.
Inside, millions waiting to take our place, to send us away. Ships lined up, futile fighting ended in death; my father, the neighbor, our president. The only hand left to hold was my mother’s.
Through the shredding of our lives, she smiled at me. I asked her: In the wide map of black above, will we lose ourselves? She said: Between the stars and the moon, nothing will catch us if we fall.
For all of you who are still missing out, City of Hell is on the loose, catch it if you can while one of the wonderful stories is FREE ♥
January 1st, 2012 at 12:58 pm
I like that. NIce bit of flash. You go goth, etc etc 😛 We’re all poised to tear 2012 a new anal orifice. Hell yeah!
January 1st, 2012 at 3:17 pm
That last line reminds me of today’s Astro Pic of the Day http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1201/freeflyer_nasa_3000.jpg
I shudder every time I look at it.
January 1st, 2012 at 3:25 pm
Happy New Year, Anne. Thanks for the flash fiction. It reminded me a bit of War of the World. My dad raised me with that one.
January 1st, 2012 at 3:34 pm
Very atmospheric. A thought provoking piece of flash expertly done. Wishing you all the best for now, the coming year, and the future ahead. 🙂
January 1st, 2012 at 3:42 pm
Nice piece of flash there; I really liked it. A thumbs up from the Everington camp.
January 1st, 2012 at 5:33 pm
Gripping flash to start the year. All the very best for you in the new year.
January 2nd, 2012 at 12:43 am
Nicely done and a great piece of advice there, write for yourself. Thats my plan and so far I’m promising to get three short stories written for submission over the next couple of months. Just figuring it all out first.
January 3rd, 2012 at 8:42 pm
Oh cheer the F up. 😛 bahahaa! KIDDING! I love your dark side babe, nicely done bit of work there. 🙂
January 4th, 2012 at 10:39 am
Hi Anne, I enjoyed the flash – up to you usual high standards.
I hold my Mum’s hand when I get scared too… When I fall she used to put Germoline on my knee… It was pink, smelt, and stung, yet somehow I always felt better. 🙂
Keep storming those castles in 2012.
January 6th, 2012 at 2:57 pm
“Write More * Write Better * Write for me” could very well become my mantra this year. Lovely resolution, and nice flash.
January 14th, 2012 at 7:53 am
*having found his way through the interweb forest he plops down to begin reading*
January 15th, 2012 at 4:26 pm
I like your super-simple but difficult resolutions!