Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#FridayFictioneers – 16/8/13 – Death on Chestnut Avenue

with 8 comments

Every Wednesday Rochelle Wisoff-Fields publishes a photo prompt to stimulate and inspire writers to write 100-words of flash fiction or poetry. The Friday Fictioneers then post their stories.

Visit Rochelle’s site for more details of how to join in, and read other stories inspired by the prompt by clicking on the blue guy.

This week’s photo comes courtesy of Roger Bultot.

Copyright - Roger Bultot

Copyright – Roger Bultot


Death on Chestnut Avenue (101 words)

‘What was he doing there?’

‘Coming home from work.’

‘The long way?’

‘Maybe the motorway was closed.’

‘He was parked.’

‘Visiting friends?’

‘Visiting Annie Fisher more like.’

‘Don’t judge others by your standards.’

‘Just because you can’t pull a woman.’

‘I’m happily married, thanks.’

‘Of course you are.’

‘Look –‘

‘Sorry. I know you are. You’re lucky. I picked the bad apple. But we aren’t talking about me.’

‘No, you were speculating why Gary was crushed by a tree on the wrong side of town. Perhaps, we’ll never know.’

‘Perhaps, but I bet the funeral’s the best fun we’ll have in ages.’



Written by Sarah Ann

August 16, 2013 at 7:40 pm

8 Responses

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  1. This photo seems to have prompted quite a few deaths, suspicious ones at that!
    I think one of the characters…in the Stephanie Plum series – the Grandmother uses funeral’s for entertainment. The gossip alone…

    Thanks for visiting my piece ‘Just Saying’ – I’m a tad behind as we as perhaps a bit backwards on my reading…


    August 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    • Deaths of people in all the wrong places or with the wrong people. We FFs are a suspicious/ dark-minded lot. I don’t know Stephanie Plum but can see funerals being used as entertainment, especially when one reaches a certain stage in life.

      Sarah Ann

      August 18, 2013 at 8:01 pm

  2. I agree, this photo has brought about quite a lot of death, mine included. Your piece is more on the fun side, not to mention scandalous. Good one!

    The Bumble Files

    August 17, 2013 at 4:53 am

    • Thanks Amy. After being away from writing for a while, I went for the obvious this week, but fun is what I was hoping for. As for scandalous, it’s for the reader to decide. 😉

      Sarah Ann

      August 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm

  3. Oh to conduct the service at that Funeral! 🙂 x


    August 17, 2013 at 9:09 am

    • Maybe when you get your ‘proper’ assignments done you could write an address for Gary. 😉

      Sarah Ann

      August 17, 2013 at 11:24 am

  4. sizzling with scandal ^^ love that there’s a bit of mystery in this death. enjoyed this ^^


    August 20, 2013 at 3:44 am

    • Thanks kz. Your comment made me smile. Sizzling with scandal makes it sound much more exciting and interesting.

      Sarah Ann

      August 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm

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