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 here it is! If memory serves me correctly this flash fiction story was published on 4th April 2016.
Hope you enjoy this blast from the past.
Kelvin M. Knight
She wheeled you here then ran away. No sorry, no goodbye, just gone. If only your osteoarthritis would just go.
Hearing rhythmic chanting, you sighed. Those voices. Many yet one. Empty of ego yet full of grace. And love. Enough to lift even your spirit. Looking down, you spied silhouettes gathering around your wheelchair. Shapes of men, hooded, their habits alive with holes. Through these holes, brilliant beams of light burst. Gone is flesh. Gone is bone. These lights lead the way home.
‘Hey, grandad, stop meditating,’ she sang. ‘Come on, they’re serving cream teas in the gift shop now!’