September 19: Flash Fiction Challenge

September 19, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about an interlude. It can be a pause between two key moments, the pause between acts in a play, an intermission, or a temporary amusement. Go where the prompt leads you!

There are times when patience falters,
Help and much needed sleep is lacking
Evoking short tempers and frustration:
Inconsolable babes disturbing the peace and tranquility,
Not interested in food or motherly comfort
They cry and whimper non stop for no apparent reason.
Enjoyment of precious leisiure time is shattered thanks to their
Raging demands for attention and reassurance.
Looking for ways and means to keep them pacified or occupied,
Under duress having to endure terrible twos tantrums and
Disorderly conduct fast approaching madness,
Enter the wonders of naptime and sleep,
Such a sweet interlude in a mother’s chaotic day.


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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11 Responses to September 19: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. “Disorderly conduct fast approaching madness,” loved that (naps? I heard rumors some children took those…haha)

  2. Sadje says:

    How true a picture you have painted.

  3. Moms love the kids’ nap time, for sure, the pleasant interlude! Great take on the prompt!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    you’ve described perhaps the perfect interlude!

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