Short Stories & Flash Fiction
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Farmhouse Christmas

The crumpled paper and tinsel meant that she’d just missed him. Checking the back kitchen she found the coat hooks empty and the dog missing too. He was out on the farm then., trudging through the snow to check on the sheep before lunch.

She tossed the wrapping into the bin alongside the cardboard and plastic tie from his new gloves. He’d left a note next to the rayburn.

Turkey on.

Called Thomas about lame ewe – coming about nine.

Gloves good.

Thank you.


She tacked it to the noticeboard and checked the clock.

Ten to.

Better brew the tea.


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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. I found your take on the prompt interesting. I felt the unspoken love between the characters. The gift is opened and thanks expressed. The thanks note is silently accepted and plan is made for having tea together.

  2. How lovely to have that relaxed atmosphere over Christmas where there are presents but life continues. I wouldn’t like to be a farmer though! Thank you so much for taking part in 100wcgu this time & hope to see you again!

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