January 26: Flash Fiction Challenge

Go see Charli Mills over at Carrot Ranch Communications for this week’s challenge:

January 26, 2017 prompt:
In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the theme, “women create.” It can be art, sewing, ideas, babies. What is at the heart of women as creators? Go where the prompt takes you.

Respond by January 31, 2017 to be included in the compilation (published February 1). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

26th-janWilliam Golding has already responded to this challenge as his quote below is 99 words!


To me, this says it all in the true sense of Charli’s post, so I’m offering a little humour.

She’d ruined dinner again.
No going to the takeaway this time to cover her inadequacy,

he was due home in fifteen minutes.

The scene was set for romance, candles burning seductively.
A kiss on the cheek, and a cold beer in his hand, he sat.
Wearing nothing but a smile and an apron, she lay the plate before him.
In the flickering light it looked intriguing.
He took a bite. Grimaced. Spat it out.
She bolted like a scared rabbit.
‘I’m sorry,’ she blurted. ‘I can’t cook!’
‘I know’ he said, ‘but you sure are creative in disguising it!’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to January 26: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Thanks for the Friday chuckles! Cute ( and often so true)

  2. Michael says:

    I enjoyed this Di…….most entertaining….

  3. Norah says:

    Thanks for sharing the quote by William Golding. It’s a good one. Thanks for sharing your story – it’s a good one too! Chuckles are good, and appreciated. 🙂

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Ha! She bared it all to cover up her inadequacies! Clever take on the prompt. I also enjoyed Golding’s flash. We’ll call it a BOTS because it isn’t fiction! 🙂

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