The second volume of fifty flash fictions and longer short stories featured on Morgen Bailey's blog, http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com. Written from different prompts, and published at 5pm daily from June 2012. Other volumes available. Stories in these collections vary in length and genre.
There are criminals, victims, revenge, men in uniform, luck and misfortune, sharp edges, sticky red hands, no faded circle of skin. We meet a generous aunt, a fan of Hawaiian shirts, a modern-day Cleopatra, and a young girl with wings. The stories are: No threat to customers (398 words), We all have to start somewhere (1,919), The one she’d bought the dress for (582), This is my mother we’re talking about (202), Nita readings (286), It brought him luck last time (188), Whatever Aunt Agatha has in store for you (318), Once living and pink (182), Stuffed (44), A good deal really (221), Human maybe (126), Unexpected especially (323), Belt up (227), Gripped (268), Ruby’s revenge (252), Trillpower (155), Sharp edges (142), Hot for a man in uniform (137), A goatie to go with it (321), Yes, Mildred (212), Biological is all it is (531), Sticky red hands (176), Home visit (305), No faded circle of skin (373), Good with his hands (428), Just a shame they have to die (263), Who indeed? (280), Three keys (276), It’ll be over soon (220), More Laura Ashley than Magnum P.I. (288), Sort of funny (228), Master of the house (135), Legs and confidence (443), Cheapskate (188), Dowdy is a let-down (454), Exotic spice (313), Playing safe (242), They never do (263), Modern-day Cleopatra (393), Cardboard box in a field (435), Off the back of a lorry (328), Standing room only (548), Waiting for the number 12 (459), Rosie an afterthought (262), A mountain to climb (361), Not a house or car (94), Popped out for a pint of milk, or something (417), The light on the ceiling (185), Empathy, sympathy, sorrow (326), and Josie’s wings (237). Total word count: 16,015. You can see the writing prompts that inspired this collection at http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/my-writing/short-stories/5pm-fiction.