#181, The Dragon Part 13

They walked up the main thoroughfare of the town until they came to a small house tucked in between two taller buildings. It had a small yard in front and not much else. Liam’s mother put a key in the door and opened the door. They passed into a large atrium with a long hall leading to where Liam didn’t know. Liam stepped back out the front door. He looked at the tiny front of the house. “How?” He said to no one in particular. 

“How what?” Said a little voice below him. 

Liam looked down to find a gnome standing there in full battle gear. 

“Sorry…”

“Horace…names Horace. I’m the house’s security gnome.”

“Sorry Horace. I was just perplexed by how small the house is on the outside but how big it is on the inside.”

The gnome knitted his eyebrows together. “Do you not remember the warding spell?”

“No,”

“Then the spell must be working. Well I don’t have time to chit chat. Appointed rounds you know…well I guess you don’t.” He turned and sprinted into the bushes

#148 to 172, 25 Flash Fiction Stories Worth (A Small Amount) of Your Time | Reedsy Discovery

From Kafka to Joyce Carol Oates, here are 25 of the best flash fiction stories to keep you occupied for a few minutes (or less).
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#279, Blame

I always want to blame someone else 

For the wrongs that I do, the wrongs I do

I’m always quick to point a finger 

Scream and say it’s all because of you,


You’re the one I blame, to blame

For causing all of the pain, my pain.

I feel way down deep within my soul 

Without you my life would be so sane

Still if I looked at my face in the mirror


Took the time to gaze deep into my heart

I’d truly see, if only I’d open my eyes to see

The one who caused my pain, I did my part