Liam Cartwright and Sean McCaughey Creative Writing

Short Fiction by Liam Cartwright and Sean McCaughey



Somme River, north central Somme 17th of august 1916.  Captain Chambers was counting down from 30; he could feel the anticipation among the hundreds of men under his command. Packed from wall to wall in the British trench like sardines in a can. Pride flowed through his veins. Until his countdown reached 10………. His blood [...]


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Maida Trcic

Flash Fiction by Maida Trcic



Her eyes were black with fear. She returned to the fetal position, wrapped up in herself. The dark beach surrounded her whilst the grains of sand prickled her skin. The sunset was beating down on her bruised back, but that wasn’t the only thing that had beaten her. Tears streamed down her face as she [...]


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Meriam Hamidi

I Am by Meriam Hamidi



I am imaginable. I am she who loves the view of rivers. I see trees and their falling leaves, I hear birds cheering along, I want to travel every corner of this amazing world, I wonder what would happen on Judgement Day. I am imaginable.   I pretend that I own the full rivers and [...]


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Mollie Cartwright

I Am by Mollie Cartwright



I am an equestrian who has ambitions. I wonder what life is like in a horses  hoof. I hear horses whispering into my soul, I see silhouettes of powerful ponies, I want to control 1200 pounds with only my arms and legs. I am an equestrian who has ambitions.   I pretend that I am [...]


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nicola charlton

Flash fiction by Nicola Charlton



I’m on a sandy, abandoned beach. Waking up I feel completely different, I’m sore and have nothing. I’m scared and lost. Moving from lying down, I bury my head into my knees and weep. What happened last night? Was I drunk or drugged? All I know is I’m scared and lonely. I don’t know what [...]


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Nicole Grebby

Trapped by Nicole Grebby



“3, 2, 1 GO!” This is the sound that I hear.  Every time I step out onto the stage to perform with the band. You can say it’s like a second life I have; the first life is with the band, the second is where I hide away in the dark, hunted like an animal. [...]


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Saidul Abdul

Flash fiction by Saidul Abdul



As soon as we parachuted out of the burning helicopter and landed next to the “A” flag, we rushed in, guns blazing.  We cleared the room out of enemies, only to be greeted by another wave of enemies, who quickly depleted our ammo. I demanded more ammo, but as I was doing so, a bullet [...]


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Tye Brown

The Mass by Tye Brown



A swarming mass of brilliant birds, Flapping high above the trees, Which tower above me. They fly in perfect harmony, In perfect formation, With perfect grace. They fly as one, but are many individuals, Flying into the late sun. They will soon disperse, And the phenomenon will be over, In an ever saddening instant.


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moonlight

Why Did I Go? by Amber Covington



This life looks like Heaven and Hell. It sounds like Death; quiet. But it sounds like a war; loud. It is still, as I wander and watch as an alienated ghost follows my every move through each brick exterior. Each step I take on the cobble-filled passageway has a different feel to my bare feet. [...]


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cracked pavement

Hostile Pavements by Johnny Ord



The sunlight hit me like a hammer, straight in my eyes. I hadn’t felt light like this in a long time. Occasionally sun would creep through the tiny window in the room in which I slept, giving my cell an ominous orange glow, but it never had the perfect angle with which to blind me, [...]


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rope curtailed

Catching Up by David Wynter



My recollection of the outside world seemed to distort and blend into an unintelligible mess of greys and greens. That being said, the multitude of imaginary escapes I had dreamt up over these 14 long years may resemble familiar places from distant memories but I cannot be sure. As the nurse wheeled me, painfully slowly, [...]


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Alien Territory by David Hartley



The woolly-skinned man smiled at me as he twisted a shiny stick in the socket. The metal beast gave a low grumbling roar as it awoke. The man pulled a stick and light erupted from the front of the beast, piercing the night and illuminating the path in front of us. Then, the beast began [...]


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