Tuesday, 25 April 2017


FFfAW Challenge-Week of April 25, 2017
Posted on April 24, 2017 by Priceless Joy
112th Challenge

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 04-25 through 05-01-2017

This week's photo prompt is provided by Dawn Miller. Thank you Dawn for our photo prompt!

Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.
2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.
3. Please credit photo to photographer.
4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.
5. Pingback to the challenge post in your story's post.
6. 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.
7. Add your story to the InLinkz Link-up (Blue Froggy button). Please let me know if you need link-up instructions.
8. Please keep stories below R rating.
9. Please respect the diversity of our readers and writers in regard to race, religion, and life style choice when writing your stories.

10. Remember, half the fun is reading and commenting on each other's stories.

Photo credit:  Dawn M. Miller


Oh, it’s so nice to sit and take the weight off my feet

We’ll sit here, it’s nice and discreet

Table 19, wish I was that age again

No, don’t laugh, I can still look at men

Ooh you are awful my dear

I know but my eyes are still clear

I popped on a bit of mascara

Not too much, don’t look like a Geisha

Pfft, a drop of rouge and a bit of lippy

You’d never know you used to be a hippy

Ooh, you are a one, Dorothea

Do you want a drop of tequila?

I brought my hip flask, just a dash?

Go on then, just a splash.

I’ve got the giggles

Sit still, don’t wiggle

Be ladylike and demure

We’ve got time for a manicure

And a pedicure

Well that hit the spot

I feel quite hot

It’s your age my dear

It’s nothing to fear.

Word count: 151


  1. Haha! Cute poem! Sounds like she is starting menopause. Lovely poem, Sally!

  2. Such a sing along poem with a lovely rhythm.

  3. Cougars at table 19. So clever!

  4. Sally,

    Thank you for visiting this morning's A2Z post Art Sketching Through the Alphabet "V" (Violin & Victorian Women).

    This looks like an incredibly fun hop. I'm going to save this page as a reminder to give future consideration to joining in. I need to stretch my writing talents (don't laugh) or lack of to become a better writer. Your poem is purrfect for those of us who are of a certain age. I can totally relate to the last three lines:

    I feel quite hot
    It's your age dear
    It's nothing to fear

    My moto is when the world laughs at you, then lol. Life is too short to not to enjoy even when it means laughing at oneself. ;)

    I finally figured out why Google Follow wasn't working for me and am now your newest follower. :) Have a good day and I'll see ya around the blog block!

    ~Curious as a Cathy