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 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 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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