I took part in this weekly challenge four weeks in a row last spring, and I enjoyed the ride a lot! This flash fiction Friday event is both fun and a great writing exercise. A picture prompt, a 100-word story that links dozens of awesome writer bloggers! Thank you, Rochelle Wishoff-Fields!
Who would have thought?
All it took was a glance at the girl who sat across from me—wild hair held up by an electric blue scrunchie, bold red lips, her stone-washed jeans leaving her midriff bare—and the melody blasted into my mind with such astonishing clarity, I plucked out the folded snack paper bag I’d shoved into my back pocket, snatched the pencil out of the fingers of the Sudoku-solving man sitting beside me and scribbled down the chords.
It had been ten years. Suddenly, I couldn’t wait to call Roland. It was time.
The first thing I saw when looking at this week’s picture was the Tears for Fears album cover. I just heard Roland Orzabal’s voice in my head 🙂
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32 thoughts on “Empty Room (Friday Fictioneers #5)”
I felt the desperation in this: need paper, need pen, must record what “m hearing then make the call. Well done.
I really appreciate your comment. Thank you, Alicia!
The big para (all one sentence) is very effective in capturing the urgency of the moment. Great story!
That’s what I was going for. Thank you for your comment!
Ah.. and I never even saw the Tears for Fears album… sometimes inspiration strike at an instant..
Thank you so much for commenting, Bjorn!
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