Flash fiction: font

A quick piece written from the Ad Hoc Fiction prompt of “font”.

Handwriting can tell you a lot about a person. For example, consider the piece of paper I currently hold between my gloved fingers.

The font is slightly crooked; a twist on the S and the T suggests a malleable personality. A bold stroke on the down of the K does speak of a flash of spirit, but the rest is low and drifting. The E and O are almost interchangable, and the pen does not press firmly. The personality overall is quiet. Open to suggestion. Generous. Weak.


I lay the note next to the blank eyes that stare up at me. Her handwriting said a lot about her…and it had the additional benefit of being easy to copy.

A suicide note that was easy to create. An alibi that was easy to forge. A reward that will be easy to take.

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at writingandcoe.co.uk. When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.