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Jimmy Struck a Match

Halloween flash fiction

Photo by Gary Ellis on Unsplash

As Jimmy struck the match, a bright orange flame cut through the darkness. Thick, grey clouds shielded the moonlight, making the night seem darker than it was. The air was cool, with a faint breeze eliciting goosebumps from any unsuspecting passers-by.

The boy brought the match to his face, highlighting a crooked straw protruding from his pursed lips like a…

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Alex Godley

Alex Godley

I’m a humble bard who likes to play with words and create new worlds. I also like chocolate. And cake.