SCARRY NIGHT Flash Fiction Challenge

Patti Abbott issued this challenge on February 6:  “On Saturday night, we passed a young woman on the street who was talking to her male companion and said, “I really don’t mind the scars.” A good start-up line for a little challenge perhaps.”  Though I don’t consider myself A Writer, I did have the following short-short jump into my head. Enjoy.

Give and Take
by Richard Robinson

“At least they got it before it burst,” she said as she loaded the small handgun, “and I don’t really mind the scars. I do wish I didn’t have to rob a bank to pay the bills.”

story (c) Richard Robinson, 2011.

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links to the rest of the Scarry Night Flash Fiction Challenge
participants can be found at Patti’s blog, Pattinase.

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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10 Responses to SCARRY NIGHT Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Todd Mason says:

    Concision carries the day! Too true, as well.

  2. J F Norris says:

    It’s almost like a series of haiku. Far more evocative in 42 syllables than my sledgehammer approach in 1600 + words. Impressively and succinctly done.

  3. Richard says:

    Todd – thanks, and nicely put.

    J.F. – Hadn’t thought of it as haiku, but it could be worked that way. Glad you like it. I haven’t read yours yet, but later today will do so.

  4. Evan Lewis says:

    Cool! The birth of a fictioneer. We’ll we looking for more from you, sir.

  5. Bill Crider says:

    Good one, Richard!

  6. Charles Gramlich says:

    I could read more if all were flash fictions!

  7. Charles Gramlich says:

    Good un by the way.

  8. Patti Abbott says:

    This is the beginning of a beautiful writing career.

  9. Richard says:

    Thanks, everyone, I really appreciate the positive comments!

  10. Carl V. says:

    That was fun, Richard. Now I want to see your 800 word version!

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