Sunday, May 29, 2016

Game Changer

“That’s all it took?” Edna couldn’t believe it.

“Yup,” Ed replied. “That did it.”

Edna still didn’t understand. “Let me get this straight. You had an appointment. You waited over an hour. You missed lunch. You . . “

“I couldn’t see straight I was so mad,” Ed interrupted. “They called several people who came in after me.”

“Why didn’t you complain?”

“I tried,” Ed replied. “That’s when it happened.”


“I approached the window  . . . “

“I bet you really let them have it!”

“No need,” Ed said calmly. “Not after the receptionist gave me the sweetest smile as she called my name.”

This 99-word story is my contribution to the May 25 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to "write a story that changes with a smile."


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tree Service

“It’s not his real name.” Ed was pretty sure.

“Let’s hope not,” Edna replied. “I mean, what Mom would . .”

“Well, it fits,” Ed interrupted. “He kinda looks the part.”

Edna smiled sheepishly, trying hard to get the image out of her head.

Ed finally broke the silence. “You have to admit, it’s appropriate for his work, though.”

“Yeah,” Edna agreed. “Not everyone can climb to the top of those southern red oaks and maneuver around.”

They needed the work done, but still weren’t sure about this odd fellow as they stared at his business card:


This 99-word story is my contribution to the May 18 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to "write a story that features a squirrel."

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Cousin Fred

“Your cousin Fred.” Ed stared at the rock formation. “It’s your cousin Fred.”

“What are you talking about?” Edna feigned protest, but she could see it too.

The huge rock, worn by wind and flowing water, oddly took the form of a man’s head. It lay in the riverbed, staring straight at them. An oversized bulge seemed like a nose sitting below two indentations that eerily resembled eye sockets. A crevice at the bottom appeared to be grinning at them. 

Ed tilted his head to get a better view. Edna tried to look away, but couldn’t.

“Your cousin Fred.”

This 99-word story is my contribution to the May 11 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to "write a story, using the power of erosion."

Friday, May 6, 2016


“It flew. I swear, it flew.”

“Don’t be ridiculous, Edna. Roaches don’t fly.”

“Well this one did.”

Ed didn’t believe it. “It probably just leaped.”

Edna shook her head. “It flew.”

“Well where is it now?”

“How should I know? Maybe it flew into another room. Maybe it flew out to get its friends.”

Ed looked around but couldn’t find any sign of a flying roach, or any other kind for that matter.

That’s when Edna began frantically pulling clothes from her closet.

 “What are you doing?”

“Isn’t it obvious?” Edna screamed without looking up. “We have to move.”

This 99-word story is my contribution to the May 4 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to "include insects in a story."

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