- Deborah Rickard has had short stories published in print magazines, anthologies and online. Amongst other competition success she is proud to have been shortlisted for the 2012 and 2014 Fish Flash Fiction Award. Right now she is determined to finish a novel and hence; few blog posts at the moment!
ANTHOLOGIES PUBLISHED IN:
Cazart Flash Fiction First Prize Winner
Kissing Frankenstein & Other Stories by The Flash-Fiction South West Authors
Something Hidden Anthology
Twisted Tales Anthology
Pay Attention: A River of Stones
A River of Stones
Monthly Archives: January 2011
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.
Beneath the grey blanket of the day, green buds are beginning to grow.
Faded emerald leaves bow beneath crimson petals of poinsettia, in memoriam to Christmas.
Anger bursts through the door; six foot four, and two foot three.
A sweep of starlings fill the sky, soaring and swirling, this way and that, on a silent dance to sunset and sleep.
Every grain of regret is grit in my heart.
Damp earth, rank with rotting vegetation, gives rise to strong, green shoots, stretching for the sky.