It Ain't Right Till I Write

No Photographs Please — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction

A male and a female mime with painted faces and mouths open gesturing with both arms outstretched in front of them
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WELCOME TO TUESDAY FLASH FICTION at GOBBLERS/MASTICADORES!

A man knows he’s handsome but there’s something he can’t stand.

Having his photograph taken.

Why?

Insecurities come in many sizes and shapes.

Please read ahead and click the blue link to find out what plagues him. Thanks!

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The Doodling Miracle Maker — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction Story

Colorful doodling of the sun, balloons, flowers, clouds, hearts, and rockets on a black background
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WELCOME TO TUESDAY FLASH FICTION at GOBBLERS/MASTICADORES!

Life can be a vicious cycle where actions and reactions replicate themselves.

The people and circumstances may change, but the essence remains the same.

How much can one take and who is to blame?

There are always many sides to the same story, and the outcomes may differ.

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A Dying Newspaper Promise by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction

A chubby, angry man in a coat, shirt, and pants is sitting on a chair and squeezing the life out of a newspaper
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WELCOME TO TUESDAY FLASH FICTION at GOBBLERS/MASTICADORES!

Life can be intimidating. And so can be the newspaper.

A man finds himself confronting the news every day.

Not by choice but a supposed promise to his dying mother.

It’s quite evident that he lives in a world of his own.

How? Find out by reading ahead and clicking the blue link. Thank you!

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Children With No Eyes – Flash Fiction Story

The painting of a sad child sitting on the ground with his knees bent and palms covering his face and a ring of light behind him and the rest darkness around
Reading Time: 2 minutes

They huddled in the corner. It was late evening. The darkness was coming, but they were unafraid. For them, it was forever dark. The darkness was inside them, jammed down their throats, smeared on their skins, tied to their tongues, poked into their eyes.

Light meant nothing to them. They might as well have been blind, but they weren’t.

I had volunteered to teach them English. The language of hope, the vocabulary of dreams, their ticket to a better life in some distant land.

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No Longer His Girlfriend by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction

A woman in a red gown and a crown sitting in front of a gravestone
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They were to be married, but not anymore.

He’s dead and she’s depressed and forlorn.

His family never liked her and want to erase her from their lives.

But her loving boyfriend left her a pleasant surprise.

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Five Minutes in the Middle of Death by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction Story

An empty row of three, blue seats on a plane
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A man settles down into his middle seat. He’s travelled by plane many times.

But this time, he’s in for the most turbulent five minutes of his life.

The fear of dying gets him thinking and his final words make him realize.

What exactly?

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Yippee Dee…Yippee Dee… by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction

A young woman's bare feet covered in splashes of multicolored paint
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WELCOME TO TUESDAY FLASH FICTION at GOBBLERS/MASTICADORES!

A man finds himself in a strange situation.

He’s expected to indulge in play and games all day long.

But it’s difficult to act like a child especially when he doesn’t want to.

Can he keep up the pretense and keep playing along?

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Beep…Beep…Beep… By Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction

A heart rate life monitor machine
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Life often takes us whichever way it wants to.

Health once lost is often difficult to recover.

And what if one has to deal with it all alone.

Sorrow and joy can be a person’s closest partners.

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Count on Me to be Your Friend by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction

Two red cartoonish characters standing beside each other with one having placed an arm around the other's shoulders
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Our thanks to Terveen Gill (from the team of masticadoresGobblers), we have edited every week (Tuesdays) until today 22 texts (Flash Fiction).

Thank you!

j re crivello Editor

WELCOME TO TUESDAY FLASH FICTION at GOBBLERS/MASTICADORES!

It’s been a wonderful journey with Gobblers/Masticadores.

A big thank you to Juan and Manuela for giving my writing a loving home.

And a big thank you to all the writers and readers who take out time to read my stories.

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A Man’s Life by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores // Flash Fiction

A pinkish hued setting sun background with a man standing beneath a tree in the foreground
Reading Time: < 1 minute

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A man reassesses his life. The good, the bad, and the doubts that hang in between.

Realization is dawning and acceptance is reaching out its hand.

Can someone else’s coaxing or motivating really make a difference?

Many times, professional help only aims at herding different people and problems together.

Mental health is a subject that needs more sensitization and individual understanding.

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