#Writespiration #140 #52Words in 52 Weeks ‘Unused Baby Booties’ #FlashFiction

This week, our challenge is to write 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less about a pair of shoes.

Isn’t it amazing what can be done with just 52 words? Why not join in Sacha’s challenge?

 

 

Unused Baby Booties

Kathy rummaged through the winter clothes in the charity shop. She couldn’t afford expensive presents for her grandfather, but he needed a warm sweater, so she’d buy one.  

She only had him to look after, for now.

Her fingers brushed over unused baby booties.

What would he say when he found out?  

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This week’s prompt reminded me of the following famous six word, flash fiction story, attributed to Ernest Hemingway, ‘For sale: baby shoes. never worn,’ and from there it took me to a charity shop and my 52-word story including a pair of unused baby booties.

Thanks to Sacha for hosting and organising her weekly #writespiration and Ernest Hemingway for writing the most inspiring flash fiction ever.

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#Writespiration #52Words in 52 Weeks @Sacha_Black ‘The Impostor’ #FlashFiction

This week, our challenge is to write 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less from the perspective of an animal.

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The Impostor

I can’t imagine why she waves that thing at me.

She squashes me and holds it so close I can see the impostor, the other dog, who sits on her lap while I watch.

She looks happy posing with him.

I don’t like him at all, the smug impostor.

Here she goes again…

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Jackie’s not with us any more, but when she was, she was never too fond of photos and was frightened by her own reflection. I wonder if this might be what she thought of my photos and selfies!

#Writespiration #52Words in 52 Weeks @Sacha_Black ‘First Night at the Museum’ #FlashFiction

This flash was written in response to Sacha Black’s prompt to write a 52-word flash based on the weekly prompt. This week’s prompt is to write about the night you accidentally  spent in a museum  Isn’t it amazing what can be done with just 52 words? Why not join in?

My First Night At The Natural History Museum

My reflexion stared back from the polished, marble floor. Dead animals watched me from their glass displays.
A dog barked. I’d been discovered.
A guard approached. “lost your way, pet?”
I tried to run, but he walked past me towards the dog. “Yes, mate, it’s an ugly exhibit. First human, arrived today.”

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I always imagined scary and spooky things would happen in Museums in the dad of night…. I find Natural History Museums, especially the one in London, very inspiring. Here I am on a visit with my son. Fortunately, during the day, with plenty of other visitors!

Also unforgettable, the film A Night at the Museum, a comedy starring Ben Stiller.