Flash.

Last month, I participated in Writing Victoria’s Flash Fiction. The premise of the competition is simple: Every day for thirty days, writers are given a different prompt to create a 30-word story. The theme for 2021 was ‘unfold’. Last year was my first time participating, and it was the perfect tonic for dealing with Melbourne’s lockdown. GivenContinue reading “Flash.”

The Gift.

‘What is it?’She stared at the glass bottle, resting on his cracked palm.‘It’s your birthday present.’The girl didn’t react, deciding whether this was another test. He moved his hand closer to her.‘Go on.’She eventually took it and held the bottle up to the brightest part of the ashen sky, peering at the clear liquid within.‘What’sContinue reading “The Gift.”