FFfAW – Week of 09-22-2015
32nd Challenge for
Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Week of 09-22 through 09-29-2015
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This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.
This week's photo prompt is provided by Graham Lawrence.
‘Aunt Jemima is in the garden painting again,’ said Helena to Charles.
Charles harrumphed as he shook out The Times broadsheet newspaper, folding it neatly beside his plate. He passed the toast rack to Helena as she settled herself at the breakfast table.
‘How long is your aunt staying with us?’ Charles tried to leave any vestige of accusation out of his voice.
Taking a sip of her Earl Grey tea, Helena needed a moment or two before she voiced her reply to her husband.
‘Well.......’ Helena’s voice faltered as she looked in his steel grey eyes regarding her over the crockery.
Charles sighed, shook his head slightly, concentrating on his boiled egg and Marmite toast soldiers.
Helena was grateful he didn't make an issue of it.
It wasn’t an ideal situation. It was alright in the summer when Aunt Jemima could stand in the walled garden and paint to her heart’s content but what on earth would happen in the bad winter weather.
Where would her aunt paint then?
Word count: 170