Tuesday, 10 July 2012


There is a flash fiction contest hosted by Candilynn Fite called Follow My Lead Flash Fiction Contest running this month so I thought I would give it a go.
The rules are as follows:
Flash or sketch piece must relate to image in some fashion.
~Piece must be 300 words or less.
~Any genre acceptable within the PG-13 rating, unless you'd like to leave a blog link w/story. *Must specify in comment*
~Please leave your contest piece in the comment section of Candilynn Fite blog page http://cfitewrite.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/july-follow-my-lead-fiction-contest.html
~Be creative. :)))
*Prize information is on her page.

The sun shone down through the open windows warming the air inside the room.   She looked at her surroundings with a smile on her face as she took in the furnishings.  Everything was in place and all she could do now was to wait for the phone to ring.
The time was set for the call. She watched the big hand move slowly around the black and white clock face.  The time zones were so different she would be able to take in all the celebrations this evening but she wanted to be alone until she had spoken to him.
The secret she hugged to herself felt as though it was Pandora waiting to jump out of the box and set the world alight with her bag of tricks.   This was such big news she felt herself fit to bursting with the news.
The day’s shadows gradually grew longer as the time drew nearer and nearer.   She had heard the telephone ringing in her imagination so many times that when the bell actually began to ring she didn't believe it at first.
There was so much static on the line it was difficult to hear properly but she heard the love in his voice as it came through the satellite connection from ship to shore.  His opening words set her heart quivering.  She drew breath and started to speak.
As she told him the results of the tests she could hear him yelling and whooping with joy.
She mulled over their short conversation as she sat in the window ledge, knees drawn to her chest, as she looked up she saw two fireworks bursting into radiant colour simultaneously above her.
These twin girls she was expecting were going to set their whole world alight with joy and delight.

Word Count: 300


  1. Fantastic flash fiction and great link to pic :)

  2. Hi Sally. Did you also post in the comments at Candilynn's site? I'll have a go if time allows. D

  3. What a heartwarming story. I love the Pandora's Box image. :)