The Perfect Shot | DA Whittam

From his position at the top of the cliff Martin focused on the most distant point, waiting for the perfect image before taking his shot.

Leaning back, he brought the photo up on the screen, his brow furrowing as he noticed that the two people in the inlet seemed to be struggling.

No, that wasn’t right, one person was struggling, he was being held down by the other.

Alarmed Martin rose to his feet, searching for the pair, but they’d disappeared, and for a moment he dismissed his panic, just kids playing.

The he saw the body floating face down.


DA Whittam is an avid reader and writer who enjoys the unexpected twist.  She can often be found perusing blog prompts to determine how she can turn her tale on its head.

Blog: http://nopenotpam.com

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | April 2022

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In April, Whispers and Echoes was given the opportunity to share a wonderful selection of writing from writers and poets from around the world.  Thank you to all who submitted and to all who read Whispers and Echoes this month.

General Submissions to Whispers and Echoes are still open.  For more information on how to submit to the journal, please visit our SUBMIT page.

To see what we shared – or what you missed – in April, check out the links below. Enjoy!

Poetry

Flash Fiction

Spotting the Heretic | Frank Hubeny

Clyde knew enough theology to spot a heretic. He cursed them in capital letters. He exaggerated his words till they slipped through the nets of truth. He ridiculed without mercy. He wanted every heretic to feel just how hot hell would get.

During his massive heart attack Clyde heard a soft voice say, “What do you think you’ve been doing?” “I’ve been serving You, Lord,” he responded, but he realized, much too late, that he had been serving only himself.

No one expected Clyde to recover anymore than they anticipated the joy his revived words would bring when he did.


Frank Hubeny has poetry published in Snakeskin and The Lyric. He has published flash fiction in Whispers and Echoes. He regularly posts poetry, prose and photography to frankhubeny.blog.

Splashy | Frank Hubeny

Busy folk in the city paid no attention to the clouds splashing through the sky. The clouds got darker. They dropped thick, beautiful snow. The busy folk couldn’t get to work. The snow was so deep the snow plow driver didn’t see the sign to raise the plow in time. That made a mess.

People blamed the politicians who promised global warming. The politicians blamed the scientists. The scientists blamed Gaia. Since Gaia doesn’t exist, she couldn’t care less.

The clouds couldn’t care less either, because that’s not what clouds do. They splash through the sky dropping rain and snow.


Frank Hubeny has poetry published in Snakeskin and The Lyric. He has published flash fiction in Whispers and Echoes. He regularly posts poetry, prose and photography to frankhubeny.blog.

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | March 2022

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March saw the journal return after its winter break with a wonderful selection of poetry, penned by wonderfully talented authors.  Thank you to all who submitted and to all who read Whispers and Echoes last month.

General Submissions to Whispers and Echoes are still open.  For more information on how to submit to the journal, please visit our SUBMIT page.

To see what we shared – or what you missed – in March, check out the links below. Enjoy!

Poetry

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | December 2021

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After our winter break, which was unexpectedly longer than intended, Whispers and Echoes has re-opened to general submissions and will begin again sharing the beautiful writing of our contributors later this month. Responses to submissions we have already received will start going out in the next few days.  For more information on how to submit to the journal, please visit our SUBMIT page.

December 2021 saw us share general submissions as well as writing inspired by winter for our annual winter-themed call for submission.  Thank you to everyone who submitted, read and supported the journal throughout 2021.  It was and is, always, greatly appreciated.

To see what we shared – or what you missed – back in December, check out the links below. Enjoy!

Poetry

Prose