Friday, January 15, 2016

Once Upon a Time (Flash Fiction)

Congress of Rough Writers January 19 flash fiction challenge: In 99 words (no more, no less) begin a story with "Once upon a time..."

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Once upon a time…

Jane Doe flushes under the smiling, expectant gaze of this most attractive man. Imagine, someone asking her out to dinner! Here is proof that her efforts are worthwhile, a few dollars a month for the gym and access to a shower, her thrift store clothes carefully selected. Maybe she's pulling it off well enough to fool a potential employer.

She entertains Cinderella’s daydream for a second, then shakes her head regretfully. He likes her now, but what happens when he finds out she squats in an abandoned house?  At least Cinderella had a proper home.

4 comments:

  1. Love it! Hopefully if he employs her she, too, will have a proper home.

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  2. This story, this character is growing in power. You have something amazing happening with Jane Doe. Ah, so hurtful Even Cinderella was better off cleaning ashes. At least she had a home. Great flash!

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  3. Thank you, Charli! I'm loving what's going on here.

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