Original Flash Fiction: The Closed Window


by Christina Sng

Christina Sng is a poet, writer, and occasional toymaker. Her work has been published in ChiZine, Space & Time, and The Pedestal Magazine, among many others. She currently lives in Singapore with her husband, two children, and their very spirited cat. To learn more, visit her website: http://www.christinasng.com.


It was that window in the far corner of the living room. An odd window that opened to a brick wall.

I opened it once, before we signed the lease for this cosy apartment overlooking the park. The strange breeze and soft hypnotic whispers perturbed me, but I reminded myself that wind tunnels often sound like ghosts wailing. As long as I never opened it, things would be fine.

Twice now, I found it open.



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  1. Oof. What a kick in the gut. Nicely done!

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  3. …kind of a ‘sixth sense’ kick in the pants, thanks for that!

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