23rd September Flashstack 7

Winner – ‘An Autumn Fair’ by Tom Gimlette When had he started to hate fairgrounds? The waft of burnt sugar and piercing shrieks of small children dizzied him as he strode purposefully past the carousel. Each wooden horse, perhaps once resplendent, now mottled and chipped, scarred like an ancient war ravaged cavalry.  Eyes, for those…

7th August Flashstack 6

Winner – ‘Left Leg, Right Leg’ by Laurence Gardiner Walking can solve any problem.  You might not believe me, but it is that simple. Left leg, right leg, let your body follow. Free your mind to wander and wonder. In our massive modern world, where invisible information trails fly across the globe in a fraction…

24th July Flashstack 5

Winner – ‘Thursday Nights’ by Tom Gimlette Luminous, radioactive effervescence. This might help. Probably won’t. His eyes stung. It hurt to be awake. His grey tongue probed the copper tasting cut on the inside of his lip. Despite scouring himself in a scorching shower he could still smell the drugs and the alcohol on him, as…

2nd July FlashStack 2

Winner – ‘A couple of Swimmers’ by Anthony Cornish “He still thinks he was being smooth but I knew what he was doing.” “She’s right.” “We both swam at the same spot.” “At the Hamilton Fish Pool.” “Every day.” “In the morning.” “Until one day I’m sat drying my moonstones on my towel ‘cos they…

25th June FlashStack 1

Winner – ‘A Deep Burn’ by Anthony Cornish It was probably an indicator that he had had too much to drink. It usually was. He knew that to Lydia it was. To Lydia, it was one of his less desirable habits that featured on her long list of faux pas that she considered a clear…