Monsters in the Closet

A recent story from this blog has made its way over to The Drabble

You can read it here -> https://thedrabble.wordpress.com/2017/12/09/monsters-in-the-closet/

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Monsters in the Closet

We spend our days playing in the closet.

In our imagination it is a spaceship, a doorway to other worlds, a portal that can travel through time. In the darkness we act out our fantasies, constructing the characters of our narrative. We play with the treasures that surround us – costumes in boxes, paperwork on shelves, trinkets that remind us of our parents.

We play all day in the closet, waiting for the door to be unlocked once more.
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BirdSong

Another story from this blog has made its way over to The Drabble.

You can read it here -> https://thedrabble.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/birdsong/

 

 

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The Stillness of Fields

I have a story published over at Ellipsis Zine today. Really pleased to see it up on the site, in amongst all the other pieces of great flash fiction. Hope you like it.

Full link here http://www.ellipsiszine.com/the-stillness-of-fields-by-paul-thompson/

 

We Steal From Shops

We steal from shops.

It starts with small newsagents, one of us daring the other to take a pen or a packet of sweets. Gradually we move on to larger targets – supermarkets and corporate stores. Taking turns to steal something of ever more value, gaining the respect of our peer group.

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Fancy Dress

A timid knock at the door.

Trick or Treat!

I open the door to find two Triffids standing on the doorstep. Costumes of incredible detail. Textures organic. Flower heads glistening under pumpkin lanterns.

Trick or Treat! they repeat.
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