[Flash Fiction] Blue Fire

First, the fire burned a steel gray, like the cold unrelenting metal around her finger.

Then, the fire turned to amber—not the warm golden that comforted her in Autumn, but a dark rusty yellow that made her think of factories, long abandoned.

Slowly, the fire glowed a rich crimson, until she could feel the heat emanating from its core and threatening to sear her skin. Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] Blue Fire”

The Timer: A 52 Word Microstory

He heard the clicking of the footsteps as if they were a drum pounding the pavement. It was behind him, dressed in a black trench coat and a scarred face. It never spoke a word to him, but he knew.

The timer had started on the rest of his life.



© Jade M. Wong 2017 Continue reading “The Timer: A 52 Word Microstory”

The Purge: A 26-Word Microstory

Thick green globs of algae slithered across the earth, determined to suffocate all human life.

“Years of thievery, destruction, now we’re trapped. Earth is purging herself.”

© Jade M. Wong 2016

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 3, 2013, a Chinese tourist covers himself with seaweed on a beach plagued by an algae bloom in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTSubmission to Grammar Ghoul’s Shapeshifting 13 #50. Word Count: exactly 26 words.

Credit for the beautiful featured photo goes to Daniel Cheung

[Flash Fiction] The Case Of The Prejudiced Ghost

“Trey, tell me that’s not a skull.” The grey-haired detective stared at the half-buried cranium and proceeded to smack his partner upside the head. “Do you know what this means?”

“You’re no longer going to the Bahamas?” The young rookie replied, sure that a bruise was forming from all the times he’d been whacked. Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] The Case Of The Prejudiced Ghost”

Feng Shui: A 13 Word Microstory

I tripped over a misplaced chair.

Great. My roommate’s rearranging the furniture. Again.

© Jade M. Wong 2016

Written for Grammar Ghoul’s Writing Challenge, with the prompt of Feng Shui and word count of 13 words exactly.

Credit for the beautiful photo goes to Daniel Cheung