It seems as if flash fiction is a firm favourite amongst you and I received some hugely entertaining stories for my weekly challenge last week. See them below.
My new weekly challenge builds on the opening line challenge from a fortnight ago. This time I’m giving you the last line of a story:
Perhaps tomorrow he would look at things a little differently and realise what a lucky escape he’d had.
What happened up to this point is up to you. I’m looking forward to seeing where your imaginations take you! I’m happy to receive flash fiction, longer stories, poetry – anything you like!
Now to last week’s stories:
Keith Channing opted for an amusing true story:
When we met up, George asked us what we did after Niagara.
“We picked up the Garden State Parkway and went to Cape May,” I replied.
“Do you mean the GSP? Surely it was the I95.”
“No, definitely the GSP.”
“What State were you in?”
“We had driven non-stop from Niagara. It had been a long day and was Friday evening rush hour. We were in a hell of a state!”
“Why didn’t you call in?”
“You were both out.”
I didn’t have the nerve to tell him we tried, but his dog wouldn’t let us in the house!
Tina is new. Welcome to Tina with her cleverly crafted story:
“The Solitude, the Loneliness, and the Aloneness.
These are my three monsters.
Yesterday I was preparing your travel bags, as I did numberless times before.
The Solitude, when you are missing someone who is right next to you.
At the airport, we kissed goodbye.
The Loneliness came when I found a pair of forgotten socks.
The days passing by, Loneliness turned into Aloneness.
I want you in my life and not the forgotten pair of socks.
If you will ever be able to understand these three monsters, then you will make a plural out of our singular lives.”
Jaspeep Kaur often writes with emotion and like Keith, went for humour this week: