Short Stories & Flash Fiction
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The Regular

“Oi, Larry!”

Larry turned to see the new security guy stalking towards him.

“There’s some woman sat in the hall. I told Mr Hack about her but he just shook his head. Looked at me like I was crazy!”

Larry clicked her tongue against the back of his teeth and wondered if he should be thinking about replacing his dentures.

“She’s just sat there with her knitting, clacking away and staring at the stage. With Mr Hack’s paranoia about law suits I thought I should go and get someone else before approaching her.”

“Leave her be lad.” Larry said. “We don’t bother with Miss Maisy and she doesn’t bother with us.”

“Miss Maisy?” said the new guy. “She’s here a lot?”

Larry shrugged.

“Been here longer than me, she kind of lives here.”

“Lives here.” said the new guy.

“Lives here, died here.” Larry shrugged. “Same for all of us.”


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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. 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.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. Wow. Last line really clinches it. Great springboard into what could potentially be an awesome paranormal/scifi story. Makes me wonder if they are all ghosts, or just the knitter, and the exact circumstances surrounding their peculiar situation.

  2. This was fucking fantastic. It’s rare for me, an emotionally stilted guy, to find a story that genuinely gives me the creeps!

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