Flash Fiction from Cath Bore

I have a flash fiction over at A Lover of Books’ Hallowe’en Storytime today. Thanks to Sonya for including me in her day of scary stories.

A Lover of Books

Halloween Storytime

I hope you all had a good lunch and enjoyed the music.  It’s time now for some flash fiction from Cath Bore.

THE CYCLE OF LIFE

When soil gets wet it swells from hard grey to a moist crumbly black increasing its fertility a hundredfold, but bloody soil remains intact, or so Brian learned when he cut the dog and she bled into the ground. The field stayed firm and impervious like nothing unusual occurred, as if the animal still breathed. The soil lied. He’d never taken a life before and he expected something dramatic, big, for Mother Nature to shout at him with lightning, spit down uncomfortable rain at least, but the sky stayed the same blue, the sun casting out a calm lemon light licking the back of his neck as he dug her grave.

When he went back home the police came round about Sarah, knocking on…

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