#Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community #Poetry

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99 words, no more, no less. It’s a simple constraint, an easy-to-master literary art form, and a powerful writing tool for creatives and entrepreneurs. Writers calibrate the usefulness and beauty of 99-words through weekly flash fiction challenges.

 

I was fourteen when I borrowed a bike

The judge sent me away for three weeks

for assessment to determine whether

I would be put away or given probation

This came as a shock.

You can’t wear your own clothes

Cleaning duties before breakfast

Two hours of school each day

The older girls had other duties

Sewing lessons where I made a felt penguin

Which I could take home when I leave

I never saw it again, I guess someone borrowed it

This is where I fell in love with marmalade

The kind with no bits, smooth and sweet…

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