March 14: Flash Fiction Challenge

Details of the weekly Carrot Ranch 99 word challenge and how to participate can be found here: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/12307624/posts/2207000899

March 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a chisel. Use chisel as a noun or a verb. Think about what might be chiseled, who is chiseling. Be the chisel. Go where the prompt leads!

She knew him so well.

The smile brought out the dimples in his cheeks, creating a path to the laughter lines around the eyes perfected to capture their charm, sparkle and warmth.
His chin showed strength of character. She had even managed to reproduce the scar he got from horse riding as a child.
It was her best work, but there was something not quite right.
She studied the photograph again, tracing the lines on the image and comparing them to her art.
Taking her narrowest chisel, she gently scooped away the blemish.
Not on her beloved’s face, but a blot on the photograph.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination 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! 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 now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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11 Responses to March 14: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Very nice! I’ve yet to start my flash. Waiting to be inspired by something πŸ™‚

  2. She obviously believes in the adage that you can’t perfect perfection.

  3. Charli Mills says:

    I feel like you have invited us to a final swipe of the chisel, Di.

  4. Pingback: To Chisel « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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