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Issue 12: March 2022
Micro Fiction: 74 words
By Dave Alcock

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Spokes blur. Tyres thrum. A boy circles his back garden on his bike. His father crouches in frozen horror. A nestling mouths a silent scream where it lies. Its eyes flame. Agony blossoms. Its wings stretch and are still at its sides. Clouds move and over-shadow the garden. A floating seed goes dark in the shade. The father turns. His son still circles. A bladed thought cuts a slice through his mind.

Dave Alcock
Issue 12, March 2022

has been interested in flash fiction ever since 2016 when he received Flash Fiction Forward (ed. James Thomas and Robert Shapard) as a surprise gift. He read the first page and was hooked and he has been ever since. His work has been published by Every Day Fiction and Flash Frontier, as well as some other excellent lit-zines, and can also be found in two books published by Ad Hoc Fiction. He works as an editor and lives with his wife and two children in Devon, England.

 
 
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