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 which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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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! 🙂

  5. Pingback: Women Create « Carrot Ranch Communications

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