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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Succintly Yours- Flash Fiction

Grandma's Goulash regularly runs a Flash Fiction challenge. So far I've been inspired every other week. Here's my next installment of 140 words. The extra credit word is "lavender." Here's the picture that is to be the inspiration:



Here's my story:

"...and lavender is such a nice color for a nursery, since we don’t know if the babies will be boys or girls or some of each. I want deluxe feather beds for each of the eggs, you know, the kind with eider down, that will be especially warm for our little ones. Are you listening, dear?"
"honk"
"See, I’ve been talking with Alexis, she’s the goose that lives down at the south end of the pond, and her nest is much better positioned than ours. She has a wonderful location with afternoon shade, but yet a good stretch of water between her and the fox. I realize that it’s not entirely your fault that we didn’t get here first this year to claim the best spot, but we really have to do something special to show her and Freddie that..."

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4 comments:

jabblog said...

Aww! Wonderful narrative - it is so believable;-)

Grandma's Goulash said...

That's priceless. Every guy who has ever done the "yes, dear" routine should relate to this one.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

LOL This rocks. Very funny, but actually kind of sweet at the same time. It reminds me of one of my friends!

Helen said...

Ah the mother to be - of course she wants the best for her eggs! Love it!