My flash fiction – Possession

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POSSESSION

This is our home now.

Once upon their time, the singles were here in large numbers—loud, heavy-footed, over-enthusiastic, like the pets they called puppies. Laughing, loving, cowed, despairing. All manner of responses gathered here. All of them still individual at the end of their day. All of them earnest with their desire for community and salvation and belonging.

When that lay beneath their feet all the time.

They understood procreation: they understood family. Respect and devotion was practised hard, instead of it flowing naturally, as it does now, without even conscious intention.

They were well-meaning, at least most of them. They tended to both physical and emotional needs, never realising the unmeasurable, unattainable task in hand. Balance was always something they sought, not relaxed into, not subsumed by.

They needed to study us more carefully.

 

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About clarelondon

Clare London took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters. Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter three stage and plenty of other projects in mind... she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home. Clare loves to hear from readers, and you can contact her here: Website: http://www.clarelondon.com E-mail: clarelondon11@yahoo.co.uk Blog: www.clarelondon.com/blog Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clarelondon Twitter: https://twitter.com/clare_london Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/clarelondon Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/clarelondon/ Google+ : https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ClareLondon/posts