Lite-bites – Devastation


I’ve taken the summer off as far as writing is concerned but I’m back in gear and submitting regularly to Friday Flash Fiction (see below).

Remember, the challenge in Friday Flash Fiction stories (link at the bottom) is to write a story in one hundred words or less.  Not prose, but a proper story with a beginning, middle and end and in writing these stories, it teaches you brevity.  For details on how to submit your own stories, scroll down, but first, your lite-bite for this week.


The dust hadn’t settled as another bang was heard.  The wall came down unceremoniously, wood shuddering on impact.  Rubble lay everywhere, and vans were parked haphazardly outside.

Janine walked towards the man wielding the sledgehammer.  He put his hand up imperiously.

“If you’re going to stay here, Jan, you need a respirator.”  He handed her the mask and added, “It’s worse than it looks.  We’ll finish getting the rotten timber out today then we can start to replace the joists, floorboards and…”

“…and most of my house.”  She grinned.  “You really think you’ll finish the renovation next month?”

‘Drawn from life’

Drawn from life, as they say and the story goes back to 2017 and the year or so I spent renovating Eliza. ‘Nuff said but ‘Eliza’ went from this to this…

Friday Flash Fiction

Friday Flash Fiction, a great site for micro-fiction, sets us a weekly challenge, to write a story in 100 words or less. I generally manage to rise to my weekly challenge, and I’ve started to produce a piece of work every week again.  This week’s story is called ‘The Passing‘.

Yes, it is autobiographical and a teacher really did to that and somehow it was my fault.  Names and identities have been changed to protect the downright dumb.

Why don’t you give it a go and submit a story?  Only a hundred words maximum, but do make sure it is no more than that.

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