Sarah Ann Hall

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

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#FridayFictioneers – 12/1/18 – Marital Bliss

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Every Wednesday Rochelle Wisoff-Fields publishes a photo prompt to inspire writers to write 100-words of flash fiction or poetry.

At any point during the following week, the Friday Fictioneers post their 100-word tales. Read the other stories by clicking below.

I have struggled since Wednesday trying to come up with a story for this week’s photo. I thought specimens, scrutiny, being under examination, and then I showed the prompt to my other half and he saw the corner of a restaurant.

Thank you to Rochelle for hosting and Victor and Sarah Potter for this week’s photo.

 

© Victor and Sarah Potter

Marital Bliss

(Genre: general fiction; 100-words)

Months I’ve waited for this table. I told them it was a special occasion and they said they’d pull out all the stops at this fanciest place in town so my wife and I could celebrate our thirtieth anniversary in style. So why am I sitting at a table squeezed in between the toilet entrance and the fire exit? Talk about filthy. I wonder whether the spiders are de rigeur or an environmentally friendly form of cockroach prevention.

Thankfully the wine is good, as I will be drinking a lot of it. The wife’s in Antigua with my best friend.

 

 

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Written by Sarah Ann

January 12, 2018 at 3:12 pm

#FridayFictioneers – 24/5/13 – Speak after the beep

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

Visit Rochelle’s site for how to join in and read the other stories by clicking on the blue guy.


Copyright - Danny Bowman

Copyright – Danny Bowman

Speak after the beep (100 words)

‘Hi, it’s me. I’m sorry. I’m wimping out. I’m not strong enough to say this to your faces. I can’t do this anymore. I thought I could. I thought I’d get used to it, but I haven’t. I’m always the last to know, the last to understand. I know what you’ll say, but I have tried harder, persevered. It makes no difference, I still struggle. I don’t want to fail, to let you down. You both worked so hard to put me here. I’ll know you’ll be disappointed –’

‘Love, you tried. That’s all that matters. Pack your bags. Come home.’

Written by Sarah Ann

May 24, 2013 at 12:35 pm

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