Selected 2020 Microflix Texts Part #1

Selected texts for the 2020 Microflix Award. The theme for 2020 is IMAGE.

Body Image by Cheryl Rogers

‘Can you hear that noise again?  A ‘clunk, clunk, clunk’, coming from the clapped outtreadmill you found on Gumtree. ‘Free, pick…
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Forest by Emily Clements

From nascent darkness the moon hangs knife-like, razor point glistening with intent. Walk through air thick and cold as reptile blood,…
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Jut by Paul Hetherington

Falls of fruit in the garden, and morning’s triangular shadow, catching the house. Yachts like postage stamps on a blue envelope;…
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Lights by Susan McCreery

Another red light. He palms his chin, taps the steering wheel. Sport-plus-shopping traffic. Next to him his wife is silent. What…
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Mona Lisa by Susan McCreery

Where are her eyebrows?             What? said Graham.             Her eyebrows. She’s hairless.             I’ve never noticed.
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Stilled by Alyson Miller

The colours of tea and clotted cream, a death sequence of digitized photographs—Victorian memento mori, families stood fist-tight around the bodies…
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The Swimmer by Richard Holt

One morning, while running, Ollie Perovic thought he spotted a swimmer momentarily within the featurelessness of the new day’s grey, but…
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Given by Joshua Maule

In the caravan’s annex, he tapped the keys of his age-old laptop: drumming out thoughts from the year. They played fast,…
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