December 7: Flash Fiction Challenge

Over to Carrot Ranch for Charli’s challenge this week:
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December 7, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write that features a performance. You can interpret what is a performance any way the prompt leads you.

Everyone had had so much fun, and it was nice for the family to be together.
After her guests had left, she put the borrowed tea things to one side, they would be collected later.
The leftovers could be put in the fridge, even though she’d turn it off along with everything else. They’d see her over a few days as would the edible family contributions to the table.
Her bedroom would stay warm the longest. It was where she spent most of her time anyway huddled in a blanket. Damn government cutbacks.
She hoped her performance was convincing.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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9 Responses to December 7: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Awwwe. Such old world grace. Appearances need to be maintained. Lovely.

  2. Charli Mills says:

    Perhaps if more admitted to the reality behind the curtains, a new story could be written. Great flash!

  3. So hard for the elderly on a pension. AT least in Australia it is unlikely that you will die from cold but there…. especially when proud like your character.

  4. Awful. And all too often reality. Her pride is hurt most, I think. Beautifully told.

  5. Pingback: A Time to Perform « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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