Sunday short short story: A Figure To Die For by Morgen Bailey

Posted every Sunday, the following piece of flash fiction is from Morgen’s shorter short story collection, FLASHES,  available in e-book from Morgen’s online store where you not only get the best price but can either instantly download the collection or purchase the paperback dedicated to you or as a present! We hope you enjoy this story…

A Figure To Die For

“In or out?”


“Are you coming in or going out?”


“Then why are you standing there?”

“’cause I’m waiting for someone. Not that it’s any of your business.”

“I was only trying to be friendly. Holding the door open.”

“You needn’t have bothered.”

“I can see that now.”


I was just in the mood today for an argument, and it didn’t really matter how far I went or how near to my face his was, I wasn’t going to be wrong. I didn’t want to use any violence, and I didn’t think it would come to that, but I wasn’t going to take any abuse from a thug like him. Shaved head or otherwise.

He thrust his hands into his pockets. They didn’t look deep enough to hold anything dangerous.

I was on my way to a friend’s book launch so didn’t really have much time to spare but didn’t want to leave. But he was ignoring me and looking in the opposite direction. I followed his gaze and couldn’t believe who he was waiting for; a girl slightly older than him with an award-winning smile and a figure to die for.


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