FFfAW – 50th Anniversary

It was our 50th wedding anniversary and my husband had promised a nice dinner at a high end restaurant. I was giddy with excitement. In all of our 50 years of marriage, we had never been to one of these five star restaurants. To be honest with you, I have always felt they were way too expensive and our money could be better used elsewhere.

We carefully walked to our table, my husband being careful not to tangle his cane with one of the chairs.

As we sat down, a beautiful cake with 50 candles was brought to our table followed by our children singing our wedding song.

My eyes filled with tears and they handed us our cake and wished us a Happy 50th Anniversary.

Our dinner was marvelous and it was a night I won't forget. At least, as long as my short term memory lets me remember.


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Thank you Graham for our photo prompt this week!


This is my 150 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to write our stories. This challenge is open to all who would like to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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FFfAW – Wind Energy

The price of coal fired energy went up astronomically. Massive and expensive equipment are needed to clean the air from the fly ash and coal dust, forcing the price of energy to rise unreasonably.

Sometimes we could afford to have electricity, but most of the time we couldn't afford it.

Finally, a solution! Wind energy! Wind turbines look like alien windmills on steroids. They are replacing expensive coal-fired energy, making electricity more affordable and the air cleaner.

I have invented the single house wind turbine. For everyone that purchases and installs one, their electricity will be free for life.

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Thank you TJ for our prompt photo this week!

This is my submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which we create our stories. This challenge is open to all who would like to participate. For more information, click HERE.

Click the froggy button below to read the stories created by amazing writers.

FFfAW-The Fireman’s Valentines Day Ball

I had been looking forward to this party for six months; The Fireman's Valentine's Day Ball. My dress and shoes had been purchased and were waiting for the big day to come.

A fireman friend, Samuel, had asked me to be his date. I was excited because I had had a crush on Samuel for months.

Finally, the big night came and I made sure I looked beautiful. Knee length gown in shimmering silk, beautiful stilletos to match the dress and my makeup and hair done just right. I looked and felt like a princess.

We had so much fun at the ball, dancing, drinking champagne and laughing.

When the evening ended, Samuel escorted me into my house for a cup of coffee. I reached down to take off my shoes and he reached to help. Samuel's smiling face met mine. Our eyes locked.

That was when the stars aligned.

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Thank you BarbCT for our photo prompt this week.

This is my 150 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. For this challenge, we are given a photo prompt and approximately 750-175 words with which we create our stories. This challenge is open to all who would like to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read the other stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:




 

FFftPP – Stomach Flu

Maggie, I have had a stomach ache for about two weeks. I think from something I ate.”

“What have you been eating, Mabel?”

“Oh, just the usual, bugs…scorpions. I think I got a bad scorpion.”

“You know Mabel, there's been a bad stomach flu going around the camp. Could you have a little stomach bug?”

“Well, that is possible but no one else in my family has it.”

“Grandpappy Norton had a bit of a stomach bug recently.”

“In that case, that's probably what I have, a stomach bug.”

“…Mabel, what is that peculiar smell?”

“OH NO, my pants!”

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This is my submission for Roger Shipp's flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practioner. He gives us a photo prompt, a sentence in which to put into our story, and approximately 200 words. Our sentence this week is, “what is that peculiar smell?”

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FFfAW-The Blue Door

The blue door is inviting. I cautiously knock feeling some apprehension. What will she say when she sees me? Will she recognize me? It's been such a long time. My anxiety begins to build as I wait for her to answer. What if she rejects me?

I hear a small dog barking in the background. I hear someone moving around inside. I knock again, lightly. The television is on, I hear it in the background. Shuffling sounds come nearer to the door. The door creaks open.

I see the aged version of the woman I remember.

“Mamma, is that you?”


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This is my submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which we create our stories. Everyone is invited to participate in this challenge. For more information, click HERE.

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FFftPP – Buckley

The given sentence is: Stop saying ‘It’s just the circle of life’…” (Please use this sentence (or this thought) somewhere in your flash).

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I had saved the baby ducks from the gutter and later that day, this ol' fox came and ate one of the babies. He ate Buckley!

Dad tells me, “Son, it's just the circle of life.”

“No!” I screamed, “Stop saying that!” And I burst into tears at the memory of Buckley hanging from the jaws of the ol' fox.

We kids don't understand that “circle of life stuff.” All we know is how we feel. And, it hurt me to the bone when this horrible thing happened. I couldn't protect Buckley.

That was twenty years ago. I understand the circle of life now. I understand it is just nature. It doesn't make me feel any better about Buckley, but I understand it.

Dadgumit! Buckley was my favorite little duckling.

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This is my 130 word submission for the flash fiction, Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner, hosted by Roger Ship. We are given the first sentence (which we can use in context or use something similar to the given sentence), plus approximately 200 words and a photo prompt, with which we are to use to create our stories.

Everyone is invited to participate, for more information, click here.

To read other stories submitted for this challenge, click here.

 

FFfAW-Little Girls Dreams

The twins loved going to the big mall where the brightly colored steer statues were. They would beg their parents to place them on top so they could pretend to ride a bull; an act they saw when their parents took them to the rodeo.

Marjorie whispers to her sister, “When I grow up I'm going to marry a cowboy.”

Between giggles, Margaret eagerly replies, “Me too.”

Curiously, a little boy walked over to the statues where the two girls were sitting.

Horsey! I want to ride a horsey too!”

The girls jumped off the steer statues while their mother grinned and whispered,

“Girls, looks like we've got one cowboy, we just need one more.”

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Thank you to S. Writings for our photo prompt this week.

This is my story for the challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which we create our stories. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click here.

To read other stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggie button below: