Quite a few of you have asked to read some of my earlier work. Whilst there are quite a few short stories floating around out there in magazines and anthologies and competition winning posts, I thought I would post a few of my first flash fiction stories published in The Drabble.
Cloistering was my first, and, if memory serves me correctly, the following flash fiction story was published on 16th May 2016.
Hope you enjoy this blast from the past.
Kelvin M. Knight
You want to kneel, but kneeling is too painful. You want to bow your head, but stiffness is a board from your un-level hips upward. Staring at the candlelight, you concentrate on its arcing shades of blue, amber and orange. Breathing the sweetness of oranges, you observe the candle grow tall as the window upon whose ledge it balances.
A flickering blaze consumes you.
Away flow rivers of pain. Away roll mountains of hostility. Uprooted are forests born from unnecessary pride. Standing alone on a desolate landscape, you want to kneel and pray but your inhumanity won’t let you.