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Monday, May 22, 2017

Janet Reid's 100th Flash Fiction Contest

I had fun entering Janet Reid's Flash Fiction Contest and reading all that fabulous writing.

The challenge was to incorporate these five words into a micro-fiction of 100 words or less. The words could be alone or incorporated into other words.

- fin
- scapegrace
- gaze
- forti
- scram


Here are the finalists and their entries:

http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.ca/2017/05/final-100-contest-results.html

Congrats to Kate Outhwaite!



Here's my flash fiction story.





Jane looks a right mess, and I tell her so.

"Couldn't sleep," she said. "That bloody scapegrace kept me up, tossing and turning, humming in his sleep. Finally I slipped out to the gazebo to catch a few winks."

She opens two beers. I fortify myself with a gulp before looking for Paul.

He's playing the piano. His eyes are kaleidoscopes.

"Cool tune," I say. "Got any lyrics?"

"Scrambled eggs. Oh, you've got such lovely legs."

I need a place to hide away. "You've been smoking up again. Honestly, Paul, I wasn't born yesterday."
















2 comments:

  1. Janet is witty, and her word choices challange fit her personality. You rose to it and survived! Now I have to go and look up *scapegrace*...

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    1. It's interesting how much variety there was in 100 words, when 5 of those are the same. :-)

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