Stories


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Stories for Flash Fiction

Hazel leaned over, brushing her lips against her sister’s forehead. “Goodbye.” She fumbled with the window, shoving it open, greeted by a gust ...More

Action & Adventure, Drama, Young Writer
Emma Warwick | The commuting Book
Emma Warwick

September 7   ●  3 min read

Once I was riding on a weekend group ride. We were strung out along a straight, flat stretch of road. It occurred to me that the cyclists ahead of me would ma ...More

Drama, Fiction, Travel & Environment
Matt Melchert | The commuting Book
Matt Melchert

November 17   ●  1 min read

Inspiration: Forces by Dr. Suits Artwork location, details and photo credit https://watchthisspace.org.nz/artwork/800   She gasped. The game is too har ...More

Fern Mercier | The commuting Book
Fern Mercier

December 3   ●  1 min read

Inspiration: Artwork by Owen Dippie Artwork location, details and photo credit https://watchthisspace.org.nz/artwork/386 Can you recognise other artwo ...More

Cleo Hopkinson | The commuting Book
Cleo Hopkinson

December 3   ●  1 min read

It’s what I could do to help Fleur out. Family is family. The last Friday each month, we’d drive into the city from opposite directions, and in the motel ...More

Fiction
Heather McQuillan | The commuting Book
Heather McQuillan

September 22   ●  2 min read

First, find a location. Find a shabby farm that keeps its neighbours at arm’s length. Find a house with a rusted roof, with guttering that dribb ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction
Zoë Meager | The commuting Book
Zoë Meager

September 22   ●  5 min read

Fox

They didn’t want my name to be conventional. It’s a quick, sharp sound, a sound that belongs with cricket chirps and snapping twigs, brilliant as ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction, Young Writer
Sarah-Kate Simons | The commuting Book
Sarah-Kate Simons

September 16   ●  3 min read

The dragonfly’s eyes are made up of multiple hexagons. Inside each hexagon is a black and white picture of my face. I’ve printed the photos from my fil ...More

Fiction
Gail Ingram | The commuting Book
Gail Ingram

August 31   ●  2 min read

I ate my brother. I was always fond of him, looked up to him. He was older than me. I measured myself against him. We stood back to back. At first I only came u ...More

Fiction
Helen Heath | The commuting Book
Helen Heath

September 20   ●  2 min read

“I”m pregnant again”.    I was measuring flour into the sieve and gently banging it against the heel of my hand.  He was hunched over t ...More

Biography & Memoir, Food
Sile Mannion | The commuting Book
Sile Mannion

September 7   ●  4 min read