Friday Fictioneers – Oops!

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story with a beginning, middle and end in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!

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Photo prompt © Dale Rogerson

Oops!

“I won’t have turkey,” said Kate to herself, “in fact, I’ll try and make the day as normal as possible. And I’ll start now by going for a run. Bah! Humbug!”

Snow gleamed and winter sunshine glinted on the icy lake. Despite Brad’s absence, Kate felt her spirits lifting as she ran lightly along the gritted pathway.

She paused, breath steaming, at the bandstand by the water’s edge, and smiled as she remembered Brad playing the saxophone.

Her phone chimed.

“Can’t do Xmas without you. On 14:15 from Delhi. Love, Brad”

“Heavens! Where can I buy turkey on Christmas Eve?”

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31 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Oops!

    • Dear Ali
      Thank you for reading and commenting. No, he didn’t give her much notice. I don’t think he knew himself until the day he caught the plane. It was one of those totally spontaneous things when you realise there’s something you must just do, no ifs or buts.
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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    • Dear Plaridel
      Thank you for reading and commenting. I love that you call Brad a turkey for his late notice! I’m sure Kate will find some festive food that he will enjoy, and the couple will have a wonderful Christmas.
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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    • Dear Brenda
      Thank you for reading and for your kind comments. I think you’re right that Brad doesn’t (really) care about the turkey – but I think Kate probably does. She wants to make his holiday perfect so that he will always remember it – their first Christmas alone together!
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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  1. Ah, Penny. I wondered if you were going somewhere dark with this story to begin with. Then you confounded my downbeat expectations with a tale of love and togetherness. Just what we need this Christmas, too. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas, Penny, and all the best for 2020.

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    • Dear Lynn
      Thank you for reading and for your kind comments. As for your expectations of dark – well, I have form, don’t I?! I’m glad the transition to love and togetherness was successful – I really wanted to write a happy ending this week!
      And thank you very much for your Christmas wishes. Daphne and I aren’t expecting family this year, but we’re still planning turkey and Christmas pud – and wine of course.
      I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas, and a prosperous New Year
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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