You Melt My Heart – Michelle Martin Dobbins
860 words Romance
David has been helping out in his friend’s tanning salon during his slow season in construction work. Will he work overtime in order to find the girl of his dreams?
“Excuse me, but that’s normally my spot you’re standing in,” said a pretty brunette with sparkling, blue eyes. She had just entered the salon and walked up to the counter David was behind. “I’m Rachel. I’m the night staff around here, but I don’t know you. Have I been replaced and no one told me?” “I’m David, and I’m filling in for Brad.” David smiled.
Youthful Enterprise – Roger Noons
3800 words Teen / Historical
Set in the 1950’s, we find out how a teenage boy is inspired to earn money so he can contribute towards the cost of a new bicycle.
“Colin’s got a new bike.” “Oh yes.” “It’s maroon, with dropped handlebars.” Rob’s mother looked him in the eye, her head on one side. “Has he had a birthday then?” “No, his Gran died and left his dad a lot of money.” “She always looked like she didn’t have two halfpennies to rub together.” “Well, she left over two hundred pounds. His dad’s had a new bike as well, and he’s going to extend his pigeon house.” “I think it’s called a loft, Rob.”
Zizel TTog – Jon Elliott
1000 word Science Fiction
Clayton Barrel accidentally achieves a major breakthrough in cellular genetics that will change his world, forever.
The blast buried Clayton Barrel. Several hours passed before he regained consciousness. It was so dark he had to use his cell phone flashlight to see where he was. Assorted debris, supported by his lab bench, surrounded him. He crawled to the end cupboard and opened it. Sunlight streamed on to his face. The Lab had been levelled. He crawled through the cupboard.