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 twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. 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’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  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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