Category Archives Flash Fiction


Flash Fiction Post 76 – Win Some, Lose Some

Hello all. Busy week but here is installment 16 of the serialized novel “Forced Removal”. I’ve called it Win Some, Lose Some. The story is starting to develop now so keep up to date and please send me your comments and suggestions. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Keep an eye on the Blog. There will be more new things coming soon. Remember […]


Flash Fiction Post 75 – The Diamond Man

Hi there. Today I decided to return to my “Man from AUNTI” sequence for my story for this week. I have called this story The Diamond Man. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Keep an eye on the Blog. There will be more new things coming soon. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie […]


Flash Fiction Blog Post 74 – What’s in a Name

Hello again for today. I feel bad that I didn’t give you any stories last week so here’s an extra one for this week. It is the last of the stories I wrote for last year’s writing challenge, 12 in 12. If you are a reader or a writer and wish to have some fun, go to the website at 12 in 12 and get busy. The prompt for this story was “Joy” and it […]


Flash Fiction Post 73 – Arbitration and Reconciliation

Morning all. I had lots to do on return from Scotland so sorry for no stories last week. But here is chapter 15 of the serialized novel. It is called Arbitration and Reconciliation. The story is starting to develop now so keep up to date and please send me your comments and suggestions. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Keep an eye on […]


Flash Fiction Post 72 – A Walk in the Sun

Morning All. I’m working on this post in Tayport, which is close to Dundee in the East of Scotland. I’m here visiting my sister. The morning is overcast, grey, cold and wet but the view from the river-facing windows is spectacular – out over the River Tay to the city of Dundee and the hills and woods beyond. Not more than 20 meters from the windows is Tayport’s marina, filled with yachts and motor boats. […]


Flash Fiction Post 71 – Jamie Takes Strain

Afternoon everybody. Here is chapter 14 of the serialized novel. It is called Jamie Takes Strain. Please send me your comments and suggestions. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Keep an eye on the Blog. There will be more new things coming soon. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie Stories fan page on […]


Flash Fiction Post 70 – Dinner Party

Afternoon Everybody. Happy Family Day. Here’s my shortest story from last year’s writing challenge called 12 in 12. If you are a reader or a writer and wish to have some fun, go to the website at 12 in 12 and get busy. The prompt for this story was “She Never Wanted it Anyway” and it was to be 300 words exactly. It is called Dinner Party. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts […]


Flash Fiction Post 69 – Crisis Management

Afternoon everybody. This week I was asked why I write stories. So before I introduce you to my latest effort, let me try to answer that question. I didn’t read much as a child or a teenager. I was too busy outside, then with sports and academics. It was only in my early twenties that I discovered the joy of a good book. Now I read for relaxation and escapism. I love a book with […]


Flash Fiction Post 68 – The Icarus Agenda

Morning Everybody. Happy Human Rights Day. I hope you are all feeling relaxed and reading a great book. If not and you want something shorter here’s another story (my sixth from last year) from the writing challenge called 12 in 12. If you are a reader or a writer and wish to have some fun, go to the website at 12 in 12 and get busy. The prompt for this story was “Cut the Strings” […]


Flash Fiction Post 67 – The Commander Comes Clean

Afternoon all. I’m sorry that my story for this week is late. I had a small operation that threw my schedule out. But better late than never, so here is chapter 12 of the serialized novel, called The Commander Comes Clean. Please send me your comments and suggestions. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Keep an eye on the Blog. There will be […]


Flash Fiction Post 66 – Meeting of The Minds

Morning Everybody. Another story (my fifth from last year) from the writing challenge called 12 in 12. If you are a writer and wish to have some fun, go to the website at 12 in 12 and get busy. The prompt for this story was “Masterminds” and it was to be 1000 words exactly. It is called Meeting of The Minds. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog […]


Flash Fiction Post 65 – Life After Near Death

Morning Everyone. Here is chapter 11 of my serialized novel. It’s called Life After Near Death. Please send me your comments and suggestions. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Keep an eye on the Blog. There will be more new things coming soon. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie Stories fan page on […]


Flash Fiction 64 – The Saving

Afternoon all. I mentioned the writing challenge called 12 in 12 I did in 2017. A new challenge began in January 2018 and the second story for that is due this Wednesday. The prompt is ‘Desperate Times’. It has to be exactly 1000 words. If you are a writer and wish to have some fun, go to the website at 12 in 12 and get busy. Today I am giving you my fourth story from […]


Flash Fiction 63 – New Allies Get Busy & The Plan

Afternoon all. I’m starting to really get into the serialized novel. The installments are becoming the chapters for the book and so some of them are much longer than a Flash Fiction story. Please forgive me for that but keep on reading. I want you to get into the story and look forward to the installments. This one (Number 10) is the longest chapter yet. It’s called New Allies Get Busy. Please send me your […]


Flash Fiction Post 62 – The Circle of Life

Afternoon everyone. I mentioned the writing challenge called “12 in 12” that I participated in last year. I am continuing in 2018 and have published one and written a second already. If you are a writer and wish to have some fun, go to the website at 12 in 12 join up and get busy. Here is the second story I wrote last year. It is called The Circle of Life. This story is real […]


Flash Fiction Post – Rough Day

Morning everyone. I hope you are enjoying the serialized novel “Forced Removal”. Today I am giving you installment 9, called Rough Day. Please send me your comments and suggestions. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog or Dave’s Blog Archives. Keep an eye on the Blog. There will be more new things coming soon. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the […]


Flash Fiction Post 60 – The Escape

Morning everyone. During 2017 I participated in a writing challenge called 12 in 12. The idea was that each participant would write a short story each month for 12 months. The story had to be a response to a ‘prompt’ like ‘The List” or ‘A White Lie’ or ‘Going Home’ and it had to be a specified number of words, delivered on a specific deadline date. Each participant also had to review at least four […]


Flash Fiction Post 59 Getting to Know Each Other

Hi everyone. Better late than never!!! I have been somewhat distracted this week so my schedule was totally mashed. But I did manage to write installment eight of the serialized novel ‘Forced Removal’.  The more I look at that title, the less I like it. Any suggestions for a better one will be gratefully received. Installment eight is called Getting to Know Each Other. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” […]


Flash Fiction Post 58 – The Team Gets Organized

Morning all. Here’s a bonus for the New Year. It is installment seven of the serialized novel ‘Forced Removal’. (If anyone has a suggestion for a better Title, please let me know.) It’s called The Team Gets Organized. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. Remember that you can now sign up to my VIP Readers’ Group on the Dave Macfie Stories fan page on Facebook. Look at […]


Flash Fiction Post 57 – We Meet Again

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a fantastic festive season and great holidays if you were able to get away. I went to Mozambique and did some scuba diving. But, now that the silly season is over, I have to go back to work so here is my first short story of the year. In my Flash Fiction post number 50 (Published 9/10/17),  I gave you a story called ‘Close Encounter’ in which eight […]