8 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday 113: The Third Rail by Christopher Farley

  1. Jane Risdon says:

    I loved this story when I first read it on Chris’s blog and it made me jump out of my skin; so real and vivid. I really enjoy his writing and if you read and enjoyed this story, please go over to his blog and read the others he has there. Really great reading and so enjoyable. Well done Chris and thanks again Morgen for a wonderful post. 🙂


    • Christopher Farley says:

      Hi Jane, sorry it’s taken so long to get back. I got the tablet last week, as well as a new phone and my email setup went to sh…sugar.

      So, first things first, thank you as ever for your support and encouragement (Morgen, this goes for you too). I always appreciate your comments and feedback – both of you.

      I have to be honest; I’m struggling for ideas at the moment. It’s not a block – blocks don’t exist for people who don’t write for a living – however, I think I’m having a wee lean patch.

      I did however write a 1,000 word post-murder scene (I can confide as the 3 of us like a dead bode or two every now and again) because I had this Raymond Chandlereque phrase “After all, no one likes to see a dead body, except maybe an undertaker or a professional hit man” going around my head.

      Once again thank you and I’m looking forward to In A Word; Murder.


      • morgenbailey says:

        You could try my writing prompts, Chris. I post them at 5pm UK time on this blog so you don’t even have to subscribe to the writing group blogs. 🙂

        PS. You’re very welcome. It’s always a pleasure hosting and chatting with you.


  2. Jane Risdon says:

    Chris, I tried to reply but the send button disappeared….no idea what is going on. I hope that you have managed to finish your story and I look forward to reading it soon. It is a pain when you cannot find a way to write, even if the ideas are inside your head. I am trying to write but a family illness (uncle in a coma) is causing all sorts of problems as you might imagine and I am needed to offer emotional support to mum especially (her brother) and so time and opportunities are in short supply even though ideas are not. I hope you will get over the lean patch and come up with one of your wonderful stories. I love them. I do hope you enjoy In A Word: Murder and that you will let me know your thoughts. So far I have had a rave review (by a critic) for one story: Dreamer (apologies for bad language in it) and readers have been in touch with their encouraging comments about Hollywood Cover Up, so I am thrilled. I really hope you like them. Meantime I am sure Morgen is as anxious to read your new story as I am. Good luck, let me know. 🙂


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