Short Stories & Flash Fiction
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Behind The Scenes

They all commented on your bravery. Waking up each morning and facing down the creeping thing inside you, poisoning yourself to buy a few more weeks.

Sitting in the car park I thought about you sitting up in the hospital room with one eye always on the door. I thought about the way your lips waver when the doctors talk to you about preparing yourself for the eventuality. I wondered if when it came down to the end, would I have any strength left to lend…


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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. This was beautiful, Carol, and so sad. It was one year ago today (Feb. 15), that my mother passed away, and it stirred up memories. I still sometimes wonder if I have enough strength, but then I remember that in my weakness, God’s strength is made perfect. Your post was very poignant and well written.

    God bless you,

    • Thank you very much for the lovely compliment and my condolences on your loss. I’m glad that you’re faith provided at least some comfort to you.

  2. Ohhhh this was soooo goooooood. I love your flash fictions and short stories, seriously! You’re amazing 🙂 Inspirations are coming from you…my mind’s being unblocked! 😀

    • I know. A friend of the family’s recently underwent surgery that didn’t go too well, (she should survive) but my mother has gone from an estranged friend to a confident which takes it’s toll. You can see it worrying her went she doesn’t go visit because of work.

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