Flash Fiction. The B Word, by Stephen Newland. Image: a silhouette of a chalkboard with an anatomical drawing of a bluebottle fly. On the left of the image, a swarm of flies.

flash: The B Word

The B Word Reading time: about 2-3 minutes They found the dead badger on the side of a country lane. Miss Breeze coughed and called the field class to order. ‘The life cycle of Calliphora Vomitoria,‘ she said, gesturing with her arms, ‘commonly known as the bluebottle fly, revolves around a corpse.’ The class gawped. […]

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