Tag Archives: 100 word fiction

#atozchallenge, U is for Underwear…

“Hey, that’s my machine!”  Ursula had just run back up to her apartment for a minute and this ass took her underwear out of the washer?

“Geez, sorry.”  At least he had the decency to look contrite. “Nobody was here and that machine was done.  I’m in kind of a hurry.   I leave in the a.m.”

“Oh, yeah, where you headed that’s so important?”

“U.S. Navy Base Charleston, ma’am,” he grinned.  “Ensign Rick Jordan.”

“Ursula,” she said.   He was cute, short hair, dimples.  Definitely military.

“Hey, Ursula, you hungry?  Can I buy you a burger?”

Head tilted, she smiled.  “Okay, sailor.”

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My theme this year is 100 word fiction.  (So, no, don’t count this line!)

 

#atozchallenge, T is for Taxi…

Trace had abruptly pulled his taxi over after seeing a young woman stumble off the curb and fall.  It was dark, so dark that he couldn’t see if she was bleeding, could only tell from her silhouette that it was even a woman.

As he jumped out to help, he thought he heard someone running away.  Dialing 911, Trace crouched down to use the flashlight on his phone, just as her eyes opened and she started screaming.  “What is your emergency?” came the sharp voice of the operator.  “I need an ambulance  –”

The girl looked terrified.   “Help, he’s trying to kill me!”

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My theme this year is 100 word fiction.  (So, no, don’t count this line.)  This is a continuation of D is for Darkness, which you can find here.

#atozchallenge, S is for Swoon…

There was no escaping her sister’s ball.  Julianne was blonde and beautiful, truly a diamond of the first water.  Compared to Julianne, Sarah felt as plain as her name, though she knew her features were passably pretty.  She was firmly on the shelf and preferred stimulating conversation to flirtatious eyelash fluttering.

Mamas frowned and their daughters swooned as the tall, dark-haired and dangerous Duke of Ashbury was announced, the most eligible bachelor in all of London.  Rumors abounded that he sought a wife this season.  Sarah watched in delighted anticipation as he made his way through the crowd toward her.

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My theme this year is 100 word fiction.  (So, no, don’t count this line!)  I’ve tried to work in a number of requisite cliches in my attempt at Regency romance 🙂

#atozchallenge, N is for Nanuq…

Natsiq fought against the howling winds as he searched for Nanuq, the polar bears.  Inuit people revered the powerful creatures, even as they hunted them.  Coming upon a bear and her cub looking so helpless was unexpected.   His people needed to eat.  Her family needed to survive.

He couldn’t shoot.  He lowered his bow and turned away when a soft voice called out.  A beautiful Inuit maiden stood where the bear had been, holding a small boy.  “Please, we are so cold and hungry.  Your kindness has finally broken the spell of our evil stepfather.  However can I thank you?”

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My theme this year is 100 word fiction.  (So, no, don’t count this line!)

#atozchallenge, L is for Lottery…

Landon had just left for his 12-hour shift, so his call surprised Brittany.  “What’s wrong?” she whispered, not wanting to wake the month-old twins.  “Nothing, babe,” he assured her excitedly, asking if she could check Saturday’s lottery numbers online.  “The ticket was in my coat pocket.  I forgot about it until I saw the winner was sold at our Shell station.”

He read her the numbers on their ticket.   “My, God, Lan, they’re there.  Only one winner — $3.75 million!”  She started laughing.  “Come home!  Can you tell them you don’t feel well?”

“I don’t,” he joked.  “My heart’s pounding.  We’re freakin’ millionaires!”

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My theme this year is 100 word fiction.  (So don’t count this line…)