Flash Fiction

Working the Scales (Friday Fictioneers)

I peeked out from under an elbow, my hands still gripping the sides of my head as I uncurled myself from the floor.

‘Oops!’ She spoke from behind her fingers as she surveyed the damage, her eyes drawn upwards  to the squeak of a ceiling fan swinging to and fro.

‘Yeah, you could say that’

This was going to be the best music presentation ever, if we could just avoid breaking the whole school.

‘What now?’ she asked.

‘We try it in a lower key?’

She laughed, flicking water at me with her tail. ‘Go on then piano boy.’


Word count: 99 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Yarnspinnerr

Hello Friday Fictioneers! My two year old has stopped having an afternoon nap so I’ve lost my Wednesday writing window! I’ve also been doing Camp NANOWRIMO so working hard on my WIP- eek!

Anyway I’ve managed it this week – a bit of a rush job 😃 I’ll try get to read as many of yours as I can.

Not heard of Friday Fictioneers? It’s a weekly writing 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.

Read more stories HERE.

Thanks for reading x

27 thoughts on “Working the Scales (Friday Fictioneers)”

    1. This is a great example of how you can think something is obvious and it’s really not 🙂 Sorry – not enough words for more hints but as she spoke and had a tail which she splashed water with, I was hoping you might see a mermaid 😃 Some did of course 🙂 Good lesson for me .
      Thanks for reading and your lovely comments x

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  1. I really enjoyed that once I’d worked out what was going on. I think having a mermaid singing in a school concert is a wonderful idea. As you say – Random! I think the main lesson from the comments is probably that many people don’t read the title! Your surreal story has made me smile!

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