Tuesday, 18 August 2015


This is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!
Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. 

Do not forget to click on the above link to find the  blue frog and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! 

Now let’s have some fun!

I would also like to wish our host, Barbara, a speedy recovery and recuperation, get well soon. 

Photo credit: Barbara Beacham
Finish the story begins with:  “I see absolutely everything.”


I see absolutely everything but wish I didn’t

It is so stressful being omnipotent

Well that’s what my family say

‘Cos I know what they do every day

They think they can keep secrets from me

Spreading their gossip like branches of a tree

Why they have to be so nasty

Words uttered so hastily

More to the case a terse text

An answer pinged back all vexed

No time taken to digest and think

In a matter of an eye’s blink

From bad to worse

With words that curse

Riled up they come to me

Knowing that I see

Absolutely everything

And can swing

The vote either way

I won’t portray

An image of decay

Not tomorrow or yesterday

My time is limited

I’ll nip it in the bud

Then what will they do

Because I am the glue

Binding this family together

For now and forever.

Word count: 150


  1. What a predicament - caught in the middle, the peacekeeper.What will happen when the peacekeeper is gone?

  2. That's quite a position of responsibility and power. I hope they can keep it up!

  3. Sometimes it's not a good thing to know so much, I hope you can nip it in the bud, but someones got to hold it together. Well done!

  4. Omnipotence is a curse, not a blessing.

  5. A very good poetical response to the prompt Sally ~ Well done :)

  6. Terrific poem Sally! Well written! Thanks for writing for the Mondays Finish the Story challenge and be well... ^..^

  7. I admire those who can write poetry... this is excellent and powerful. Well done!!