I would love to have some remarkable words of financial wisdom for you or something really witty and entertaining that showcases my fabulous life, but I’m all out of both today. 🙂
Instead I hope to entertain you with a little 100-word story I wrote a while back for a contest called “The Accident”. If you’ve never tried flash fiction, it will definitely work writing muscles you didn’t know you had, so I encourage you to try one just for fun. In fact, if you write one this week, come back and post it in the comments section.
The bell floating above the door announces his arrival. He slithers onto the stool beside her.
One fluid motion pushes an unmarked envelope his way, shaped like a block of cheese. Exchanged glance, hint of a smile, understanding.
“Get your things from upstairs.”
Blue dress, velvet hat, stockings, all she needs.
She knocks over Jim’s picture. A shadow from behind startles her.
“Going somewhere, Eileen?”
No chance to explain.
(Copyright © 2012 Allison Martin)