Flash Fiction

Short pieces that explore a character, a feeling, an idea or an event in 500 to 1,000 words. 

This is Friday night

By Kitten Holiday | Feb 25, 2017

This is Friday night at the country club for dinner with my Ivy League husband where we will act surprised to see all the same people we saw last Friday night at the country club for dinner. The pale blue undertones in my $500 J McLaughlin dress will complement the deep blue in his Non-Iron Milano […]

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Lady Moth

By Kitten Holiday | Feb 2, 2017

Why are butterflies more beautiful than moths? With their loud colors, their sturdy wings, their pretentious stories of transformation as if that one time they changed was some grand accomplishment. The butterfly had no control over that change. It was a pregnancy, giving birth to herself. There is no talent or skill in giving birth. […]

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Protected: The Sweet Taste of Betrayal

By Kitten Holiday | Jun 24, 2016

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Charcoal Skies

By Kitten Holiday | Jun 20, 2016

The sky is charcoal grey with stars in every direction. In the distance, lightning flashes like an orange ball illuminating a low hanging clump of storm clouds. Cool air, smelling of salt and fish is tumbling around me pushing against my jacket, playing with my hair and lifting my skirt with unexpected gusts. I’m sitting […]

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Sensual Anarchy

By Kitten Holiday | Apr 6, 2016

Your love is so cold and clothed.  Your brutal indifference.  I’m bringing needy back.  It’s become such a curse, it’s a shame, to need someone. Why!? We want to be needed but we don’t want to need. Vulnerability is a dirty feeling, like insecurity and failure. No one will admit to disappointment. No one wants […]

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He's a Gardener

By Kitten Holiday | Jan 17, 2016

“I’m a gardener.” He said, matter of factly, “I garden.” He was on the edge of the couch leaning over the coffee table, his knees pressed up against the edge. He was writing notes about something in his spiral notebook. He always wrote in pencil. His elbow rested on his knee and he didn’t look […]

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You Can Not Trust Your Eyes

By Kitten Holiday | Jan 11, 2016

She knows that she looks sweet. She looks tender. Pretty. There’s an innocence about mher that inspires you to let down your guard. You want to protect her. How kind. You should know, it’s too late for your protection. There is no part of her that has not suffered wounds. There is no real innocence […]

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She did it

By Kitten Holiday | Jan 2, 2016

She did it. She left. After all those weeks and months crying secretly in the middle of the night or pouring out her doubts to friends, or cycling through her options in her mind as if in a panic, when she did it she had no emotion. She was cold. He, in stark contrast, almost […]

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A Reconnaissance For Love

By Kitten Holiday | Aug 23, 2015

That’s the tragedy of love after loss.  No one climbs to the watchtower to look out for patience or forgiveness.  No one sends out a reconnaissance for love.

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