It's the Ones You Least Suspect

Flash Fiction

Ken Preston

29 November 2023

It’s her eyes, I think, the way she is looking at me, that inspired the latest story. That and the child almost out of sight by her side. Are they making any kind of sense to you? If not logically, at least emotionally?

Writing flash fiction is hard, especially with such a tight word count.

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It's the Ones You Least Suspect

German spies lurk everywhere.

Old Tom says so, and he was in World War One.

They’ve even planted a spy in our house. He skulks in the attic in the day, and creeps downstairs at night. I hear him opening and closing our drawers.

I wonder what he’s looking for?