A flash fiction story by Brian Robinson. The natural world. "Good morning Mr Pool. Please take a seat. Would you like to tell me a bit about your symptoms." "Over the past few years I seem to have become more and more allergic. My nose gets clogged up; my eyes are gritty; and I'm continually … Continue reading Allergy
A flash fiction story by Brian Robinson. "Bloody hell! This place is rammed. Is it okay if I sit here? I'll just put my coat on the chair while I get a coffee. Are you sure you don't mind?" "Be my guest, but I'm not in the best of moods though. I'm having a bad … Continue reading The Devil’s Advocate
A flash fiction story by Brian Robinson. A mask is never enough: it's what lies behind the mask that counts. I had been worried about my husband for ages. There were times when it felt like I was living with a stranger. All I wanted was to be close again to the man I married. … Continue reading A Man of Many Parts
A flash fiction story by Brian Robinson. Dr Ellis's waiting room. "You know why we're here Dr Ellis." "Yes, it's about the disappearance of my patient Mr Pool." "He had an appointment with you on Monday of this week and he hasn't been seen since. We believe you were the last person he had contact … Continue reading A Step Too Far: A Step Too Soon?
By Brian Robinson. Cracks never come out of nowhere: there is always a reason. "We have to do something about these cracks. They're everywhere, creeping up in the corners of the rooms; hiding behind the wardrobes; cracking the concrete under our feet. This house is falling apart." "What do you suggest dear?" "I suppose it … Continue reading Cracks
By Brian Robinson. In the early hours of a winter's morning, a most horrendous crash is heard. Two people sit bolt upright in bed. "Oh my God! What on earth was that?" "It sounds like a car crashing into our house. But it came from the back so it can't be. You wait here. I'll … Continue reading Frozen
By Brian Robinson. A whisper: innocent enough. "Have you heard the latest, they've found the body of that poor missing boy? "Oh my God no! Do they know what happened?" "Well...murdered obviously. They're not sure if there was a sexual motive yet." "Have you heard, the murdered boy, the attack was sexual. There's a paedophile … Continue reading Chinese Whispers