Wednesday, 29 April 2015


Mondays Finish the Story
April 27th, 2015

Shall we have some fun with this week’s Mondays Finish the Story challenge? This is a 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… 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 blue guy and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too!

Photo credit © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Finish the story begins with:   “Are you laughing at me?


“Are you laughing at me?

She shook her head in dismay

When would he take her seriously?

Dismissing her thoughts so airily

He might be the big shot at his office

But he didn’t have to be so callous.

His clothes were laundered and pressed

She massaged his shoulders when he was stressed

His dinner was always hot and nourishing

She’d spend all day tidying and cleaning

Now she wanted to go out to work

She starts work as a part-time clerk

She sees the kids off to school

Takes her turn at the car pool

She returns home by four

Quickly mops the floor

She does the laundry

Longing to be free

It won’t take long

Before she is gone

The last laugh will be on her

As she walks out of the door.

Word count: 131


  1. Nicely done! I thoroughly enjoyed this! Thanks for taking part in the MFtS challenge Sally. See you next week? I hope that you return. Be well... ^..^

  2. It definitely sounds like she's earned some time away from him, he sounds very demanding and not in the least appreciative!

  3. Sounds like he thinks he should be the boss both at work and home. He needs a change of attitude. Well done, Sally. --- Suzanne