Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Moving On


Today’s prompt: He had kept their mother alive in their thoughts. Too alive, perhaps. . .
        He had kept their mother alive in their thoughts. Too alive, perhaps. They weren’t ready for him to consider remarrying.
        His teenage daughter prepared Lillie’s meatloaf every Thursday night, just as her mother once had. His ten year-old son always included Lillie in his prayers.
        “Let’s pray for Sarah tonight,” his daddy said, hoping to move on.
         “I don’t want to.  She gives me the creeps.”
        “She’s nice. She’s pretty, and she likes you a lot.”
         The boy scrunched his nose. “She smells like stinky perfume. Are you going to kiss her?”
        His daddy smiled. “I already have.”


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Faster than a Speeding Thumb

Today’s prompt: The text message simply said, ‘Very clever.’

My flash fiction was inspired by recent news stories.

        “Madame Secretary,” the ambassador said. “We have a lot more to discuss before we reach an understanding.”

        She didn’t answer. Her attention focused on the smart phone clutched in her hand.

        He cleared his throat. “The sanctions are intolerable.” 

        Still no response.

         Did she hear anything I said? “The sanctions will have to be lifted as part of any agreement.”

        Her thumbs tapped furiously.

        Frowning, he removed the phone from his pocket and thumbed a nuclear threat.

        She finally met his gaze, her eyes wide. She didn’t speak, but replied in kind. The text message simply said, ‘Very clever.’

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Time's Fun When You're Having Flies

Today’s prompt: That summer seemed to last forever

Amelia was a bookworm. If she wasn’t asleep, she had her nose in a book. Even while eating or on the toilet, she read a book. Her summer plans included reading all the books in the teen section of the library, but her parents had different ideas. “You need to get outdoors. Camp Runamuck will be perfect!” her mother said. “I went there when I was a kid. There’s canoeing on the lake, archery lessons, ghost stories around the campfire, and guess what? Boys!”
        Amelia had no choice. She went. That summer seemed to last forever—until she met Zack.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

False Pride

It’s WonHundred Word Wednesday again. Flash fiction is challenging and fun. Hope you enjoy it.

Today’s prompt: She hadn’t realized she’d buried her memories of her teenage years.

Shelly stared at her chicken divan. Bland with broccoli.  Mr. Pitchford, her former high school principal, ate it like candy. No wonder he’d gained at least one hundred pounds over the past twenty years. She hadn’t recognized him when he introduced himself at the airport. She couldn’t recognize any of the former students in her graduating class, either.  She hadn’t realized she’d buried her memories of her teenage years in a dark part of her soul where hurt never surfaced. They’d invited her to speak because she’d won an Oscar. She deserved another for the performance she’d give them tonight.

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