I love flash fiction. It’s so challenging to write a semi-complete story in 250 words. Try it sometime, it’s MUCH harder than it looks. If you want to participate and write your own flash fiction, feel free to take that nifty button below.
Fiction under 250 words
I let him in. I didn’t want to. I knew what was going to happen, but I swallowed my anxiety, stomped on my panic and I quasi-calmly opened the door to face my ex-boyfriend.
“Hey you,” I began but no sooner were the words out of my mouth that he snarled at me.
“What the hell do you think you’re doing?”
I had convinced myself that he had come over to try and reconcile the damaged relationship. But judging by the sneer on his face and his diamond-hard eyes, that wasn’t his intention.
“I have no idea …”
“You are mental. Wait. You’re more than mental, you’re insane and wow, I’m so glad I dumped your ass because you’re one scary bitch.”
Even though I knew what he was referring to, I forced my expression to maintain a blankness that I was far from feeling on the inside.
He shook his head in disgust. “I can’t believe you thought you could trash my apartment and get away with it.”
Again, I tried to interject even though my heart had now squeezed through my rib cage and had settled just under my vocal cords. I suddenly found it hard to speak and my words came out squeaky. “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
“You deny breaking in, and yet you post pictures of what you did on My Space,” he snickered.
“I’m filing charges.” He thrust a piece of paper at me. “I’ll see you in court.”
Inspired by this true story. I need to write more flash fiction – I eat this stuff up.
Oh, one more thing, the new [Fiction] Friday writing prompt has been posted if you’re itching to do a little fiction writing.