December 14: Flash Fiction Challenge

Thanks Charli.
https://carrotranch.com/2017/12/14/december-14-flash-fiction-challenge/

This is the challenge:
December 14, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “only in…” It can be used to tell a story about a profession, a place or situation. Go were the prompt leads you.

It was supposed to be an Easter Bonnet Parade.
As in the Astaire/Garland movie, she had expected to Walk Down the Avenue with a handsome man on her arm under brilliant sunshine. She’d even borrowed a dog for the occasion, dressing it up with a crimson bow.
Unfortunately she slipped and fell flat on her face in the snow when it went charging off after a cat (not in the script), her dislodged hat rolling away to prop itself up against the fence.
Only in the UK could the weather be so unpredictable as to have snow in April.

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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14 Responses to December 14: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Snow in April…I’ve seen it happen !

  2. Michael says:

    I’d believe you Di….good tale I have to say..

  3. Charli Mills says:

    Di, that’s a fabulous image of the hat coming to rest against a fence after the unexpected outcome to what could have been pretty as a lady’s bonnet. Great use of the prompt!

  4. I’m guessing it possibly did happen to you. Good story whether it did or not and wonderful visual images created by your words.

  5. Word Lover says:

    That was a great little story! I adore the movie the Easter Parade, it is such a wonderful film.

  6. Ha ha ha ha. Great that you used the pic as well as the phrase prompt. Loved the imagery, could see the dog go astray…and the bride having a great fall 🙂

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