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Category: The Suicides

I’ve written dozens of flash fiction pieces in response to both yeahwrite.me weekly prompts, and the now-defunct wordpress.com daily prompts, all themed around that ultimate question: is life worthwhile? I’ve titled these pieces The Suicides, and intend to eventually put them into an anthology.

Only One - https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-person-walking-on-deserted-island-934718/

Only One — The Suicides, #72

He’s so blue.  Am I the only one seeing this? This was the only thought that a five-year-old tomboy could

In Protest - photo By Malcolm Browne for the Associated Press - Immediate source:[1]For further info see: http://www.apimages.com/metadata/Index/Watchf-AP-I-VNM-aphs019555-VIETNAM-MONK-PROTEST/a344206cdb5a490e9fceb1e1c2ebbefc/1/1, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54211800

In Protest — The Suicides, #71

Riots and tear gas flooded the rain-dampened streets of a small town in protest —so pointlessly innocuous that its cartography

Firsts — The Suicides, #70

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “First!.”

Change - https://www.pexels.com/photo/bills-capital-cash-cent-210679/

Change — The Suicides, #69

One tuna sandwich. A bottled water. A new toothbrush. He swiped his debit card through the self-checkout machine. Six dollars

A New Skin — The Suicides, #68

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “New Skin.”

Ten Minutes - https://www.pexels.com/photo/black-and-white-photo-of-clocks-707676/

Ten Minutes — The Suicides, #67

Ten minutes is all it took. He started in with his typical rant about where I’d been. He knows. Five

Ghosts of Reason - https://pixabay.com/en/chess-chess-pieces-chess-board-2730034/

Ghosts of Reason — The Suicides, #66

Boats without anchors typically wind up someplace else. The common rule is to call something home, if only for a

All the Time - https://www.pexels.com/photo/dark-fire-time-paper-33930/

All the Time in the… — The Suicides, #65

He was a dapper-haircut suit with a fixed smile, plastic that didn’t mend well with the flickering fluorescent drop-ceiling in

The Culling - https://pixabay.com/en/evolution-evolving-mankind-men-ape-1295256/

The Culling — The Suicides, #64

The bell rings, and the culling begins. Eleventh grade biology is such a pain in the ass.  Phospholipid bilayers. Cell

Suicide King - https://www.pexels.com/photo/kick-chess-piece-standing-131616/

The Suicide King — The Suicides, #63

Sometimes, when someone changes you change with them: for better or for worse. We change and we fade, and/or we