There are never enough volcanos in stories, right? We’ve sorted that this week with That Was Unexpected, by Charlotte Langtree – free flash fiction live now on the website.
Here’s how it starts:
The gods watched.
Far below, the world turned ponderously in a sea of dying stars. Creatures lived and died beneath the searing eye of the Sun. Sea and land fought tirelessly for dominance, and humans warred against their primal instincts. Time, unsurprisingly, moved on. On a small island, surrounded by cerulean blue, an ancient volcano roared with an anger that shook the heavens. Something had disturbed its centuries-long slumber, and its wrath was great. Hot ash blanketed the land, falling like soft snow through the monochrome sky… click for more.