Short Stories & Flash Fiction
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Always Room For Something Else…

“Busy?” he asked when her voice finally answered, breathless and distorted through pen caps.

“Just a bit.” she mumbled, phone pinned between her ear and neck as she juggled ring-binders, manila folders, notepads and tea-cups.

“Deadlines.” she told him, throwing back her tea and scowling when she swallowed.

“Urg, stone cold tea, definitely not the right mug.” she said, “but never mind that, what is it you need doing?”


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Carol Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on a poetry collection 'It's All In The Blood'. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. summerstommy2 says

    Well done Carol. I like that although busy she doesn’t dismiss him as such but asks what he wants. A lot in five sentences. I will post one later tonight my time (Australia ).

  2. talesgalore says

    The whole Corporation Woman! 🙂

    Never skipping a task!

    And very well written, too!

    I like it!

  3. Funny to me. I always forget why I called someone or even walk into a room to ask my husband something. But there was a time I could do all that juggling. Very easy to relate to your story!

  4. Sadly, I can relate. There will always be a limitless supply of work to do. It is interesting how just a few basic words in a few sentences can describe both a situation and a personality in such depth.

  5. There was a frantic energy about this piece, with her deadlines and drinking the cold tea but also due to the short length of the piece. I really enjoyed reading it 🙂

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