During August Tube-Flash is taking a break. But reader do not be alarmed, if you cannot live without your weekly fix of Flash Fiction The Casket of Fictional Delights has a treat in store for you. An August Tetralogy of Flash Fiction stories by new writers to The Casket, they come from as far afield as Hungary, America and Ireland. Starting on the 6th August with Fanni Susi’s tale ‘Darkest before Dawn’. So much is unsaid in this 129 word piece, the reader’s imagination is left to create his own fearful and dreadful scenarios. On the 13th August F. Charles Murdock will tug at your heart strings and your emotions in ‘Come, Along’. Having wrung you out, on the 20th August MP Kenny’s story ‘Alone, naturally’ may give you a moment of respite, but beware of the cost. And to round off the month J. Adamthwaite reminds us how fragile life and relationships can be in ‘The Sentence’. Each of these short pieces is thought provoking and of our time. They examine loneliness, isolation and desolation. Perhaps not what you would expect in the height of summer but I recommend them. They are a counter balance to all those ice creams, barbecues and lazy days on the beach.
Tube-Flash will be back on Monday 2nd September at 09.55 with ‘Farewell Note’ by Laurence Van Der Noordaa. The journey continues.