Short Stories & Flash Fiction
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“So this is why you moved to France?”

I nod and hand over one of the glasses brought out from the kitchen.

“Harry wanted to focus on his artwork.” I tell him, taking care to stand in the centre of the old barn. The paintings line up against the walls, my face staring in at me over and over, never looking quite the same.


“Unusual?” I prompt, smiling over the rim of my glass. He grins back sheepishly.

“Yer, I suppose.”

We don’t say anything else. I watch him drink and wonder why I didn’t choose him.


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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. Dear Carol,

    Hindsight is always 20/20. Nice take on the prompt. And yes, this week’s prompt has been a very popular one. We’ve set an all time Friday Fictioneers record. 😉



  2. Well done. Good description. I think Harry needs to get out, mingle and paint others besides his wife as long as he stays true to her. Then maybe she’d have more respect for him.

  3. Enjoyable story – but she seems sad. Harry needs to get out more and I think she does too. Good piece and thanks for the read! Nan

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