June 27: Flash Fiction Challenge

June 27, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that involves paint. It can be fresh, peeling or in need of a coat. What is being painted and why? Go where the prompt leads!

The perfect response for this would be this post but the poem is sadly 51 words too long and to amend it ruins the impact, so I’ll go with this instead.

In our first house, we were fed up with grey walls in our lounge, so decided to buy a large tin of white emulsion and a colour syringe to tone it down a bit when we decorated.
As it turned out, one syringe didn’t do very much to the white so we added another, stirred it all together and set to.
We couldn’t have matched the original colour better if we’d tried. The only difference was the large smiley miley we’d put on the wall behind the stairs before starting which still showed through when the lights were on.

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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 June 27: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. jenanita01 says:

    I can remember having great fun choosing paint, only to hate it with a passion the minute it was on the walls…

  2. Sadje says:

    Must have looked nice! I love yellow, though this is too bright for the inside

  3. Charli Mills says:

    I need a smile on my house, Di!

  4. Pingback: Paint « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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