June 15: Flash Fiction Challenge

What a lovely picture this week Charli.

June 15, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that symbolically, mythically, mystically, or realistically involves dawn, as a noun or verb. Write about the dawn of time or the time of dawn, or the dawning of an idea. As always, go where the prompt leads.

I couldn’t sleep. Neither could he.
It had been one of those days, and we’d been having a lot of those lately.
Things weren’t working out, we were frustrated and running out of options.
Over our umpteenth cup of tea he said,
‘Let’s take a drive.’
It was three o’clock in the morning.
In the past, we’d done our best thinking in the early hours.
As we sat in the car in the peace and tranquility by the river watching the dawning of a new day, another dawning moment occurred.
‘Let’s buy a boat!’ he said.
So we did.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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 June 15: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Sreeblogs says:

    Liked the story especially the way you described the whole situation

  2. Michael says:

    Lovely Di, good you used the dawn to such a productive length…

  3. Love this. I love the interplay between the people, the shared sleeplessness and the shared experience of crossing from late night into dawn. A beautiful time of the night/day.

    • Thanks Lisa. In the early days of our relationship we often stayed up into the early hours working out ways to save money. We’d share a bag of prawn crackers (50p) as we people watched from the bus stop, and when we were really feeling ‘flush’ our treat would be one portion of chicken fried rice and two forks.

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