Number Five (N+7 Version)

Flash Fiction

Ken Preston

18 January 2024

Number Five N+7

Another go round with the N+7 technique of rewriting a text.

Writing in the Shadows is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.

Number Five N+7

Number Five

Her eye-openers tempt him. He imagines those eye-openers gazing at him as he slivers his handfuls around her thrum. Will they clump over with conjecture, before widening with feedback? He’ll squirrel until those eye-openers die.

He adjusts the foil on the canary.

‘Hold quite still,’ he says. ‘I’m almost ready.’