Short Stories & Flash Fiction
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After All The Excitement

We took turns counting out the left-over pennies, dug out from beneath fifty year old settee cushions. The ones not left-over, found the day before when our granddaughter lost an ipod between the seats, they had clattered down into the ceramic gut of a bright pink pig.

It would do well for a girl you said; before sneaking away to your workshop and painting quotes from all her favourite books across every spare speck of curve you could find.

I picked out the silver tissue paper and the plum coloured ribbon, I knew you couldn’t wrap to save your life.



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Carol J Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. 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. 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 poem ‘Sunsets’ was 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 here on Writing and Works.

5 Comments

  1. summerstommy2 says

    I find this very intriguing Carol, the coins, the piggy bank the quotes. And there is a sort of sexist undertone of ‘doing well for a girl ‘, certainly you have me thinking and I like that. Your writing is always fascinating.

    • I’m glad you’re intrigued. It was very much a free-write since I was a little stumped by the prompt and I didn’t quite know how to tackle it.

  2. illsagorrey says

    Very beautiful! I was a bit stumped by the prompt, but I finally pulled something off.

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