#Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community

May 28: Flash Fiction Challenge

May 28, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using two words that contradict. Examples include champagne and hard-rock; rosemary and sewage; duck down and firecrackers; sleep and square-dancing. Use one of these or make up your own. Go where the prompt leads!


Yesterday I found some words lying around

Pages from a book.

I followed them around the house

They reminded me of scattered rose petals

The pages were not from a book

One spoke of love, while the other

Spoke of betrayal

Echoes of Romeo and Juliet

Yet this is not from Shakespeare

These pages are handwritten

As I gathered each one

I felt the weight of heartbreak.

The words shone like neon

Would there be light when I reached the end,

A reunion?

These pages belong to my mother’s old diary

I hope I can find the last page…

©anitadawes 2020

#Jaye’sJournal: 17~22 September

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A very good week.

It had to happen I suppose, after weeks of struggle and getting precisely nowhere, things are looking up!

Not only do we seem to be more productive, it is reflected in our stats for everything else has improved too.

We feel better in ourselves and have more enthusiasm than a cartload of monkeys.

My work in progress is progressing in leaps and bounds and almost writing itself. Anita’s pen is smoking hot, so it’s not just me.

And all those depressing thoughts about the upcoming editing of PayBack have taken a hike too, and I am actually looking forward to it! Even the weather is being nice!

No problems whatsoever with any of the equipment, thank the Lord!

Nothing radical has happened or changed, so why has life done a U-turn?

It’s as if someone has slipped me a pair of rose-tinted spectacles, for everything I see looks so much better than before.

(I just hope this isn’t the calm before the storm…)

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P.S:  Our list of followers has been stuck on 997 for weeks now, and we would love to hit the 10000 mark!  Would there be three people out there, feeling generous this morning, just to make this week perfect?