Extract from podcast episode 5 (Sept 2010) – fiction freebie

The last item of each mixed podcast (and today’s blog posts) is a piece of flash fiction or poetry and episode 5’s was a 60-word present tense third-person viewpoint flash fiction entitled ‘Simpler Ways’.

Izzy’s bottom clenches in time to the music. She steps one foot in front of the other for three paces then back three paces. Wiping the sweat from her forehead, she swings her arms out, narrowly missing a wall. As the track comes to an end, she jogs on the spot then runs out the room shouting up the stairs, “I know the heating bills are expensive Johnny but there must be simpler ways of keeping warm!”

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