June 1: Flash Fiction Challenge

Welcome to the first of June’s challenges:

June 1, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about feeling content. Explore what is contentment and any direction will do. Go where the prompt leads.

To be Content:

I don’t need complications.
I’m a simple girl who likes the simple things in life.
They say the best things in life are free.
A walk in the park, birdsong, the scent of lilac on the tree, the gentle trickle of water from a country stream, dipping your toes in the water on a hot day, the sound of kids laughing, ducks and swans with their young, a tender smile from the one you love.
So many things we take for granted or miss altogether because we are too busy trying to survive in this cut and thrust world.

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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15 Responses to June 1: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Michael says:

    Great response Di, I think you have nailed it very well…the simple things in life, works for me..

  2. floridaborne says:

    Absolutely true!

  3. You made me feel content just reading your reasons to be content.

  4. Kalpana Solsi says:

    The best things in life are free and we miss them and take them for granted. So true. Talking a leisure walk in the woods while listening to the music of Nature is so soothing and inviograting.

  5. susanzutautas says:

    Content with all of life’s simple pleasures 🙂 Great flash!

  6. Deborah Lee says:

    Contentment…so easy to lose in the hustle and bustle. A calming read. 🙂

  7. Charli Mills says:

    Yes! A few days ago, hot and sweaty from the lab, mind a whirl with VA bs and what “needs doing,” I stood and inhaled the scent of honeysuckle with my sister-in-law and we shared a moment of life. Great flash, Di!

    • Thanks Charli. There is a lot of lavender in gardens in the Avenue, and when that is in full bloom the smell will be tremendous The bees are going nuts!

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