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This was my entry for Cracked Flash Fiction Competition on the 13th of May.

The Frozen Cave

By Ronel Janse van Vuuren


‘This was not how I imagined this going.’

Tony glared at Michaela before turning back to the entangled ropes. If he couldn’t fix it, they were going to hang against the rough wall of this seemingly endless cave-system.

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24 tales of Speculative Fiction (ranging from science-fiction to fantasy to magical realism) with a Dark Fantasy undertone running from outer space, strange advancements in technology to the subtle things that make characters tick in a supposedly normal world.

I wrote this on a chilly – I mean freezing – Saturday morning with lots of rain and an ice wind. The setting just came to me and the ending was quite a surprise.

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