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FLASH FICTION: A Victory For One Year

I decided to attempt a Flash Fiction Challenge when I saw the inspiration pic on H.E. Ellis’ blog. If you would like to give the challenge a try, start at Rochelle’s Purple Blog and join the fun.

Here’s the concept: A weekly picture is posted, and the writer is challenged to produce one-hundred (more or less) words of some sort of fiction with a complete plot (beginning, middle and end). 

Copyright - Jan Wayne Fields
Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields


A momentous visit would allay misgivings about our haste to marry.

“Victory is ours, my love,” she sung on the phone, her parents in tow.

A year ago I was first engulfed by a silky voice I overheard. Love crept in with graceful sentiment, my back turned to her as I listened in.

“Who are you?” trembling as I shifted, just to see.

“Kate,” a stunning beauty, with crimson cheeks.

“Red geraniums will win over this dreary courtyard,” she decreed on our first date.

I will take some to her funeral, then. For a year at least, victory was ours entirely.

5 comments on “FLASH FICTION: A Victory For One Year

  1. Dear Edmund,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. Glad you found us. This photo has inspired many melancholy stories. I hope you take the time to go around the list to read and comment on a few others.

    Sad story, nicely done.



  2. Touching tale. Funeral is reality. But, do hope people enjoy victory for a longer time…

  3. You noticed the flowers too?  Nice touch.

    • Thanks! I sat wondering what to write about and it struck me the flowers were the most starkly colourful thing in the photo. Everything else was dreary or a silhouette. It seemed worth mentioning as somehow instrumental as to why he’d be gazing into an otherwise non-descript, unimpressive courtyard.

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