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Spectra Magazine

16 Aug

This was a Flash Fiction contest in a magazine to win a Kindle.

The contest was to write a horror story in 60 words starting with the sentence;

“A sudden echo from the corridor said this place wasn’t deserted after all.”

I came up with this;

BOY

A sudden echo from the corridor said this place wasn’t deserted after all.

I got the nurse’s attention, she said Doctor Byrne would be back soon. Then she left.
Byrne had said the boy would be fine if I kept squeezing the red ball wired to him.
It was getting dark.

At 5AM the boy with no heart fell asleep.
I pumped his blood for him.

My hand was getting very, very tired.

Didn’t win but still got published in the first issue of the magazine.

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