As part of their enrichment, Year 12 students have been having a go at crafting ‘flash fiction’ – that is: complete stories using the fewest possible number of words.
Some of these stories have been published online, including these:
by Olivia-Ann Saxton
She was there again, watching.
I saw her distorted shadow in the doorway. As I cautiously leaned over and flicked the light on, she disappeared. Maybe I imagined it. The nightmares were not as frequent. I told my therapist that I was sure of it.
I could hear the faint noise of unnerving, childish giggles echo throughout the room. I was home alone. Thoughts of her swarmed around my head like a hornet’s nest, each idea’s sting slowly paralysing my brain.
The Witch That Exists
by Lidia Giusa
“Witches don’t exist.” My gran’s words echoed around my head as the horrific visage grinned at me through my window.
But, I know they do.
She sits outside my window every night, staring right at me. Sometimes she will wave at me. Sometimes she will call me over to the window, encouraging me to open it.
I don’t know what she wants, but I do know I’m the only one who can help her, the only one that knows she exists.
Published on this website: https://www.christopherfielden.com/writing-challenges/81words-stories-301-to-400.php