Short Stories & Flash Fiction
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A Dark And Stormy Night – Friday Fictioneers


The rain continued, loud and inescapable.

Closing her eyes, Bertie sank her head deeper into her shoulders, the jacket’s damp collar cold against her cheeks.

She checked the bus schedule again, the tiny black numbers half obscured by condensation collecting inside the plastic casing.

Six minutes.

She pulled her phone out, glanced at the dark screen, then put it back.

Light swamped the shelter and her chest tightened.

It was the bus.

She rose, tried to breath as the doors opened.

Two people climbed out, one nodded the other didn’t.

Bertie sank down again.

She’d wait.

Perhaps the next one.


Photo Prompt Copy write – Shaktiki Sharma

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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,

    The title put me in mind of Snoopy at his typewriter. Ominous and well written story. I felt a bit of a chill myself.

    Shalom and Happy New Year,


  2. michael1148humphris says

    I hope that she does not have to wait to long. But I do wonder what she is waiting for.

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