Flash Fiction

Shed Some Light (Friday Fictioneers)

“Marie, are you in here?”

“Shhhh… I’m meditating. Go away.”

Charming. I thought, closing the shed door and hurrying back to the warmth of the kitchen. I took a sip of her unwanted tea. Why she insisted on going out there at all hours was beyond me.

“I feel more at one with nature” she’d said the first time I’d found her there.

Then it happened. The security light flicked back on to reveal Marie tearing around the garden furiously brushing herself down. Her spider dance.

“I need a light in there” she muttered stomping past.

I couldn’t see her for tears.

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PHOTO PROMPT © Victor and Sarah Potter

Word Count: 102 (4 less than my initial post thanks to Sandra!)

I wrote this as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The idea is to write a short story (just 100 words) based on the photo prompt provided.

To join in the fun visit HERE.

Thanks for reading x

32 thoughts on “Shed Some Light (Friday Fictioneers)”

  1. If the spider had dropped inside her clothes, the dance would have been altogether more spectacular. Well done for trying to get the word count down. That was some reduction from 134 to 106. Incidentally, I rely on use of the present participle when I’m trying to snip those irritating extra words out. (….closing the shed door before hurrying back… and ‘stomping past’ )

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  2. Oh no! Who wouldn’t hate an interruption when they are meditating?! And a spider at that! I can quite picture the scene. Poor Marie! I think she would need a new spot now.
    Great story, Anna.

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    1. I only replaced ‘as I hurried’ with ‘hurrying’ and ‘as she stomped’ with ‘stomping’ thanks to the lovely Sandra’s suggestion. I don’t like being over the word count! So doesn’t massively alter the read or the sense of the story 😃

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