FFfAW Challenge – 190th

190th Challenge

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 11-06 through 11-12-2018


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yarnspinnerr
She had to have order or she wouldn’t cope.
Pink was calming.
It was a friendly warm colour. It made her feel safe and happy. There were so many shades, she wanted to collect them all.
Where did the blue ones come from? And the green? Yellow and orange had snuck in her box too. She hadn’t put them there.
She began to feel nervous.
Someone was upsetting her order. It put her on edge.
She removed the blue. It was hard and cold in contrast to her pink.
The green would have to go too, though it didn’t look threatening, not like the blue.
Maybe she’d leave it there.
Orange and yellow could have their own compartment.
She sorted them. Yes, that was better.

The doctors watched her on the monitor.
It didn’t make any sense to them, but it obviously did to her.
Tomorrow they would add purple and brown to the cottons box.

157 words


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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25 Responses to FFfAW Challenge – 190th

  1. Sadje says:

    Great way to treat the picture prompt.

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    A bit of human experimenting, seems like a mean thing to do, but maybe some good will come of it.

  4. Joe Owens says:

    Everyone see a different collection of colors here, which makes it more fun.

  5. michael1148humphris says:

    A great story about the worst of experiments.

  6. Abhijit Ray says:

    Colored signified difference in mood and personality. It was all in her mind. Doctors will never understand unless she told them.

  7. Either they are using her as an experiment or trying to understand her in order to help. |Either way, an excellent take.

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  8. I like this character! 😀
    She has an OCD at the very least!

  9. Whoa, that is a really different story! She reminded me of Sheldon Cooper. Great story, Di! 🙂

  10. Not too sure its that is fair on the poor girl, seems a tad cruel but a cool piece

  11. Jade M. Wong says:

    I liked the way you gave each color characteristics. I never considered pink to be a warm color not blue to be cold or threatening. On the contrary, blue was always a calming color for me and pink always seemed so judgy haha.

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