[Flash Fiction] White Petals

A chilly breeze plucked a white petal off the tulip sitting at the open window.

He loves me.

A second plucked petal floated with the breeze before coming to a rest on the damp soil.

He loves me not. Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] White Petals”

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[Flash Fiction] Revenge

Leaning against a metal door, he paused to examine his scorched arm. The fire had eaten through god knows how many layers of his skin. Now that his adrenaline was slowing, he was finally registering the throbbing pain shooting up his arm.

A loud crash followed by a thunderous gust of wind echoed behind him. They were close.

Placing his uninjured hand on the floor, he willed the earth beneath to protect him. Obeying him, the ground cracked open and he jumped into a tunnel. If he was going to die, he would do it on his own turf.

© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] Revenge”

[Flash Fiction] Suffocate

“How is it that you don’t know how to swim?!”

Coughing up water and desperately sucking in large gasps of oxygen, she barely managed to utter, “Shut…up…Fire Boy.”

Biting back his exasperated retort, he emanated heat from his arms to her soaking, shivering form, drying her white dress and wet hair. “Someone shoved you, you know. Someone who can crack open the ground, disappear through it, and then reappear through the ground somewhere else.”  Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] Suffocate”

[Flash Fiction] Fire & Air

He trudged through the courtyard, as his fellow students scurried out of his way. He was stupid for thinking this school would be different than the others.

Plopping down on a bench near one of the courtyard’s stone lanterns, he jumped when a girl fell out of a tree next to him.

“Sorry, didn’t mean to scare you.”

“You didn’t scare me. You just…caught me off guard.” Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] Fire & Air”

[Flash Fiction] Timber!

“Now, I want this to be a peaceful family vacation, you hear me?”

They nodded their heads dutifully under their mother’s take-no-prisoners stare.

“I want to leave this beach exactly the way we arrived. Understood?”

They nodded again, their eyes cast downward.

“Okay, go play. Don’t forget to stay on this side of the rocks!” Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] Timber!”

[Flash Fiction] The Flames

The flames lapped eagerly at the guitar, showing no discrimination between the shiny new strings or the scratched wooden body. With heaving breaths, he struggled to remain conscious as flames jumped around his hands and traveled up his veins.

He’d ignored the heat rising from his palms earlier, just like he ignored his scorching fever yesterday and the trail of things he had burned to embers just by touching them. Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] The Flames”