The Songbird Relic – Flash Fiction Story

A pair of an old woman's cupped hands holding coins in them

Reading Time: 2 minutes Siffar knew she had lived beyond her years. Those whom she knew, loved, and hated had moved on. Where to? This wasn’t her burden. She was already bent over beneath the weight of time and the tiresome length… Read More

Mother-in-law by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores

A statue with a skeleton face and long hair and wings

Reading Time: < 1 minute Welcome to TUESDAY FLASH FICTION at GOBBLERS/MASTICADORES! When women turn against their own gender in the name of superiority, the outcome is horrendous. Mother-in-law, a term that summons different emotions and ideas. Some may be warm and some… Read More

A Personal Cheerleader – Flash Fiction Story

A human hand and a robot hand fist-bumping each other

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thank you, Britta Benson, for inspiring this story. You surely have this Terveen as your personal cheerleader. Please visit Britta’s Blog – Letters from Scotland and Odds & Ends to read Britta’s lovely writing! This one’s for you,… Read More

What Would You Do – Flash Fiction Story

A black and white image of a pair of open hands submerged in water

Reading Time: 2 minutes I know something that I wish I didn’t. This knowledge came to me in the form of a confession. But I call it panic-stricken sharing. The person who gave me this information is someone close to me. No… Read More

Tumbleweed by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores

Tumbleweed lying in the middle of a dry and dusty road

Reading Time: < 1 minute Welcome! It’s Flash Fiction Tuesday at Gobblers / Masticadores. Lost and forlorn. A feeling that consumes and debilitates. Ever felt like people aren’t your thing, the world isn’t your place… Read ahead, and click the blue link to… Read More

Cuckoo Bird Crazy – Flash Fiction Story

A pair of hands holding up a cardboard with an angry emoji face painted on it

Reading Time: 2 minutes The boy hated his name. It made him want to hide in the shadows and question his parents’ wisdom. But the nonsensical tag was more the mother’s doing than the father’s. The couple had never gotten along, and… Read More

TAKEN HOSTAGE AGAIN by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores

The yellowed open pages of an old book

Reading Time: < 1 minute READ my Flash Fiction Story – TAKEN HOSTAGE AGAIN. Published by Gobblers/Masticadores. The mind can be a tricky place. It can either benefit you or ruin you. Sometimes, you have no choice or say. Scary…

You Can Never Be Too Short – Flash Fiction Story

The silhouettes of a mother and child with the mother's finger on the child's nose

Reading Time: 3 minutes You can never be too short. My mother probably knew what this meant. She’s the one who used to say it. Every day till she died. She’d lick her thumb and smoothen my unruly eyebrows. Two swift strokes,… Read More

Sweet January by Terveen Gill — Gobblers / Masticadores

The yellowed open pages of an old book

Reading Time: < 1 minute Please read Goodbye Sweet January, a flash fiction story written by me and published by Gobblers/Masticadores. I hope you enjoy it! A mother’s heart can never give up. Thank you Ms. Manuela Timofte and Mr. Juan Re Crivello.

THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE! – Flash Fiction Story

A burning house engulfed by flames of fire

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every night, Juju would wake up and scream, ‘THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE!’ The first time it happened, his wife, Maya, ran screaming through the house, searching for the fire, fearing for her life and the lives of… Read More

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