Robin Hawke

Where Stories Count

This blog? Where stories count:

I share short-short stories on this blog: Three sentence stories and  flash fiction in response to writing challenges.


January 3, 2013, 8:08 PM
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Was it the cat’s sudden snore or a moving sliver of moonlight?  Lyla woke with a start.  If the curtains opened, she might have seen the meteor shower before her eyelids drifted down.

January 2, 2013, 6:46 PM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

A remarkable woman convalesced. Mid-sentence, her breath left her body before her last thought formed. Poor dear lady, poor attendees, all robbed of a quotable moral.

January 1, 2013, 6:05 PM
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It’s time. It’s time to put away the old and freshen expectations. A new year, a new story.

Five Months
November 29, 2012, 8:56 AM
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Married five months before the knives came out. A cradle wedding, a coffin divorce. The news anchor reported she was buried in bridal finery.

November 28, 2012, 11:14 AM
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The daily grind ended with a cup of coffee.  Too many haphazard events (demands) kept the writer from a promise to herself. A clean stream of life beckoned if heavens would pour and drown the cobbles.

April 24, 2012, 5:40 PM
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Phyllis bred feelings of good will. It was her honor. Until one afternoon, when charm fled and plastic smiles remained, then she asked for a raise not forthcoming.

April 23, 2012, 6:50 PM
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Enraged, beaten, Bethany withdrew a sum of money. Now who would keep it? Stocks wore flimsier dressing than a mattress.


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