- Deborah Rickard has had short stories published in print magazines, anthologies and online. She was shortlisted for the 2012 Fish Flash Fiction Award and is currently determined to finish a novel - hence no blog posts for a while!
Cazart Flash Fiction First Prize Winner
Kissing Frankenstein & Other Stories by The Flash-Fiction South West Authors
Pay Attention: A River of Stones
I’m an Ether Author
A River of Stones
Monthly Archives: February 2011
(Please acknowledge and reference any use of this material.) I’ve been re-reading Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca (1938) recently and the power of its symbolism struck me once again. I love how on first reading the meaning behind du Maurier’s words simply … Continue reading
Deep in the wide Black Mountains, nothing but green gorse and silence surrounds me. From somewhere, out of sight, a sheep coughs.
My hands grasp the wheel, my car grips the road; rushing forward, holding on.
I draw back thick, woven cream onto pale grey silk and diamond drops; the fabric of the morning.
The seagull spreads its wings, grey on grey, and soars on lifts of air.
Through my study window, wind blows and buffets filligree fingers of beech, but the trunk stands straight and strong.