Grandmama Sophia

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Dawn Miller.


“San Cristobal to Miami  … Now boarding a Gate 37B.”

There was a flurry of activity at the screening checkpoint. The three cousins looked at each other and smiled. All was going according to the plan- so far.

This was the last obstacle.

Grandmama Sophia was being escorted to the side aisle to allow the agents to give a more extensive examination of her luggage. She was being ever so cooperative. Her blushing embarrassment was priceless.

“Sophia should be up for Gina’s Golden Globe,” the one cousin stated.

“Is there no conversation that you can’t entertain us with your propensity for film references, Oscar?”

“So, I have a life aside from the family.  You puttin’ the next ‘tract on me?”

“Watch your mouth, Diego. Sophia’s done her job. It’s time to board so we can get on with ours?”



Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Requirements: Create a flash story of 100+ (150) words using the given photo prompt.

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Share Your World- February 20, 2017

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Share Your World

February 20, 2017



  • When you cut something with scissors, do you move your jaw (as if you were about to chew)?
  • Do you chew your pens and pencils?
  • Are you a collector of anything?  If so what?
  • What size is your bed?


When you cut something with scissors, do you move your jaw (as if you were about to chew)?

What a strange question???? I never thought about it? I tried using scissors, just to see if I moved my jaw. Nope? So, do most people move their jaws as they cut with scissors?

Do you chew your pens and pencils? Disgusting!

Are you a collector of anything?  If so what?

I am a collector of ‘lessons that I might use in school again’ and ‘clothes I used to wear’. I am not sure that these things count. I think that I am just very reluctant to throw things away?

What size is your bed? Just big enough for me and the dog.



Written for Share Your World- February 20, 2017. Requirements: Answer the four questions.

Share Your World – February 13, 2017

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Share Your World

February 13, 2017

  • Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
  • Have you stolen a street sign before?
  • Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
  • Do you have freckles?


Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? All my sheets begin each night tucked in… Sometimes they stay that way. Most of the time I roll like a weenie on a rotisserie and I awaken in the shape of a burrito. The dog usually doesn’t mind the restlessness at night- unless he is on the inside of the burrito.

Have you stolen a street sign before? Nope…  Never have. (But, I have purchased seven or eight rode signs for in the house.)

Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? I Don’t cut out coupons. My sister does. She is a coupon diva. (Yes, I looked it up!) I probably should. She says she saves a lot of money.

Do you have freckles? Nope… Never have.



Written for Share Your World – February 13, 2017. Requirements: Answer the four questions.

Daisy May

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Thank you Mike Vore for our photo prompt this week!


DAISY MAY

 

“She doesn’t start.  Likely more’n just the battery.”

“That oil spot?  Grandpa Jack complained about her leaking for years.”  

“Been meaning to move her to the garage”

“Who am I kiddin’?”

“Daisy May’s been parked since I had her towed from the estate sale eleven years ago.”

“Sure had high hopes… …  So many memories.

I looked up when I realized that I was the only one taking. Daniel, the neighbor’s youngest, was just standing there smiling at me.

“You see, I’m taking auto shop this year,” he said.  I’d love to get Daisy May up and running again. The shop teacher said we each needed a year-long project… I thought of Daisy May. You could help… if you wanted?”

I chuckled. That gleam in his eye as he looked at Daisy May said it all. That was how I felt.

“She’s yours… …. And yes, I loved to help you every now and then.”



Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Requirements: Create a flash story of approximately 150 words using the photo prompt.

Not a Circus Sideshow

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Photo © Sascha Darlington


NOT A CIRCUS SIDESHOW

 

The closer, the more intense his voice.

It had been summoning me for months.

How does an eleven-year-old say “Dad, there’s this being- an enlightened creature.

It… He… I’m not sure?

He’s traveled through many galaxies.

He possesses abilities?

Powers?

Cures?

Insights to correct our ecological imbalances?

Right now authorities think he’s a circus sideshow.

But he speaks… I have to tell them…

And I can understand him.”

Finally, after the expounding on his travels for an entire fortnight, he said something Dad would understand.

“Dad, he can cure Mom’s leukemia.”

We left for Goose Bay, Newfoundland, the next day.



Written for Sunday Photo Fiction. Requirements: Using the photo prompt, create a 200 word (or less) flash fiction piece.

My Everything

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PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot


He …

A mere handyman- overhauls and shirtless- living in the back-stage theater.

Me…

The prima donna of our cinematheque five seasons running.

Our first date… June seventeenth… two dozen sunflowers… Large and small ones… Exquisite unimaginable colors… In a classic Egyptian floor vase.

Every seventeenth thereafter… one red rose.

After an allergic reaction… Me an obese chipmunk… orchids.

An illuminating and passionate poem with each bouquet…

Sunflowers- he adored spending time with me.

Red Roses- passion rekindled in his life.

Orchids- I would always be his delicate beauty.

But then…

A beautiful Italian planter ….

Gorgeous narcissuses…

No note?



Written for Friday Fictioneers. Requirements: Using the photo prompt provided, create a 100 word flash fiction story.