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Dear Readers

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!’

(100 words)


First and foremost I am a reader, then a storyteller. My reading tastes are eclectic. My writing can focus around the intimacy of closed settings and may tend towards characters who might be hiding something from themselves.

11 thoughts on “Cloistering

  1. Hi Kelvin, sorry if I’ve missed some of your posts, I seem to be getting snowed in here with my blog site, and I’m not organised enough to cope, I seem to be writing a lot more lately, and of course I then get behind on my reader and fellow bloggers. I hope everything is well with you now…… Oh your prose, The piece Penny picked out was the one I really liked too. And gift of music for you, Waterboys, Too Close To Heaven.

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      1. Dear Kelvin, I happy things are getting a wee bit better. And I’ve had a crashed computer, already been down a week, maybe be back on the internet next Thursday. So I’ve only been pottering around on my phone, and getting further behind, 😀

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