June 29: Flash Fiction Challenge

June 29, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about something frayed. It could be fabric, like a flag or garment. It could also be nerves or temper. What is it to be frayed?

She hated sewing. It wasn’t that she couldn’t, just that she preferred not to.
Her daughter was the same, she too would rather go out and buy a new pair of jeans or shirt than sew a hem or put on a button.
Their mutual love of gardening saw them outside tending blooms and trellises, hitching and pitching, digging and twigging.
Their clothes became snagged and tagged, but they didn’t mind.
In fact they came up with such a novel idea, they set up in business.
Who would’ve thought that frayed jeans in disrepair would become the latest fashion!

Written for Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction


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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32 Responses to June 29: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. joyroses13 says:

    Haha! I like the ending, so true!

  2. Charli Mills says:

    Thanks for reminding me how fashionable I am, ha, ha! What a fun take on the prompt!

  3. susanzutautas says:

    Enjoyed your flash!

  4. Michael says:

    Fashion is such a fickle thing isn’t it…great post Di..

  5. Pingback: Frayed at the Edges « Carrot Ranch Communications

  6. A gold mine from the garden! 😀

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