It’s Friday! Hooray! Today I have a special post for all of you. Today I am offering here some original and brand new fiction from my friend, fellow author, fellow blogger, and co-author of our Groovy Cool Adventures, Dan Leicht. He is sharing his flash fiction with my readers, while I am doing the same thing on his blog. So please visit his blog to read my piece of flash fiction.
Dan Leicht (otherwise known as D.e.e.L), an indie author from Rochester, New York, is the author of Blissfire as well as the Charles Splints stories. Indie publishing was something he sought out for his first book Blissfire and has since used it as a means to keep bringing out new content while always having something else in the works. Through indie publishing he has been able to meet a great community of writers that share his passion and ideals. He’s done the Indie Author Interviews as a means to get to know more of these writers and hear about their personal journeys with indie publishing.
Now, enjoy his piece of flash fiction and then keep on reading to know where you can interact with him and know more about his writing.
Saturdays at Midnight – By Dan Leicht
She’s out in the dumpster again. Every Saturday at midnight she goes out there to sift through other’s “discarded treasures” as she calls them. There isn’t anything criminal about it; at least I don’t think there is. Much of our apartment has become a new home to so many rejected closets. She actually found a suit for me out there a month ago, granted it’s not the latest fashion.
I used to help her, sifting through the replenishing bounty each weekend, but I soon found myself falling into the intoxication of it all. Why buy anything new when there is so much thrown away each day? Our bed, covered in foreign stains lay on the floor beside the wall of our one bedroom apartment. A dresser missing a drawer holds her socks and shirts. This little home of ours is running out of space.
I try to sell what I can online, doing my best to hide my efforts from her. She grows attached to each item, as I once did. I lost my job because they found me rummaging through the dumpster out back during my lunch hour. So much was being thrown away! Unopened packs of paper, perfectly good staplers, even half used containers of hand sanitizer. It made no sense! There was so much of it! But… I’ve stopped myself, and I’m going to help her stop once I can sell enough to cover this month’s rent. She needs to find something big tonight. We really do need a “treasure”.
“Baby, you’re not going to believe what I found tonight,” she says from the doorway with her right arm still out of sight.
“Is it another stuffed animal? Because we really don’t need more of those,” I reply as I point to the stuffed corner.
“Nope. Guess again.”
“I give up. What is it?”
She walks in with a small box in her hand. She places it on the table and opens it up like a treasure chest. I roll my eyes and walk over to see what she’s glowing about. I look in and soon my face is glowing too. Inside the box there are three different colored vials. The news just covered a story about these earlier this week.
“Which one do you want?” she asks me as she eyes the green one.
“I’ll take the blue.”
She grabs for the green and drinks it down before I even touch mine. Her smile lights up as the hairs on her arms rise up and she begins to lift from the ground. I drink mine and look over to the mattress on the floor. I concentrate and soon find myself standing atop it without having moved my legs.
“You can teleport!” she yells.
“You can fly!” I yell back.
“You can both shut up and go to bed!” shouts Ben from next-door.
If you have liked this piece of flash fiction, please give it a like, leave some comment for the author, and stalk him around by using the following links:
Deeliopunk Blog – http://deeliopunk.com/
Dan Leicht Site – http://danleicht.com/
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