What Comes Around Goes Around


By Annette Edwards-Hill

“They’re turning off the street lights this week Grandma,” says Thomas, “so we can see the comet better.”

“Bloody council,” mutters Thelma. “We’ll be robbed in the dark.”

Thelma closes her curtains to the darkened streets and says to the shadows, “Seeing it once is enough.”

Alice lifted Thelma from the cradle, at 4am it was pitch black outside, only the faint light of the candle flickered across her face.

“It’s the end of the world,” she whispered to her baby.

Outside she held Thelma up to the night sky. The blaze of the comet illuminated her face.

Annette Edwards-Hill’s flash fiction has appeared in Flash Frontier and is forthcoming in Bonsai: The Big Book of Small Stories (Canterbury University Press, 2018). She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions 2017.

2 thoughts on “What Comes Around Goes Around

  1. I like this story, the way it covers a swathe of time in 100 words. I too have a comet piece published. It is on my secondary blog: Big Blue Mouth. It is called ‘2061’and jumps forward in time. I look forward to when the NZ collection is published.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s