- 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
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A River of Stones
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I’ve just received my copy of ‘Pay Attention: A River of Stones’ featuring yours truly, and it’s gorgeous – from cover to cover and everything in between! Fiona and Kaspalita have taken over 300 of the small stones written … 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.
I tossed a handful of stones in the river and the ripples rolled out, and returned with words from around the world. Thank you.
A shaft of light finds a gap in the heavy curtains, throwing a silver sword on the wall at the foot of my bed.
Smoothly honed Istrian stone whispers of the waters from which it sprang, urging my eyes to linger and my fingers to stray.
The damselfly dances round my memory, a myriad of summers, and you. But the damselfly, the summers, and you, are gone.