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 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. 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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