Friday, 18 October 2013

Flash Fiction Friday - Inspiration #FFF

Happy Friday, folks.
It's been an interesting end to the week for me. I wrote this flash whilst anxiously waiting to hear whether my sixteen year old had broken her ankle. Not surprisingly the words wouldn't come until I got the phone call, and yes, she did break it....

Jogging on the spot in her room. I keep telling her excercise isn't healthy.


Anyhoo, here's your flash. Hope your week is ending on a high :-)

Writers block sucked—big time.
He slammed the front door shut and stamped the snow off his feet. His dark mood lifted slightly when he saw the trail of flower petals. Lola had left him a note.
Follow the flowers to unfurl your inspiration.
His curiosity peeked; he took the stairs two at a time, only to stop dead at the entrance to his bedroom.
There, like a writer's offering lay Lola, pen in hand.
She smiled at him and beckoned him over, opening her legs wide enough for the book to slip.
"I thought you needed a new canvas."


Friday Flashers have 100 words to tell a story from the provided picture prompt. Do check out the other flashers. You won't be disappointed. :-)
Till next week, folks.

D x 


  1. First, sometimes it's harder on the parents than the kids, this growing up thing. Given her thinness, I'd agree with you about exercise, not the excessive kind. However, some exercise is good for everyone. As for the snippet, what can I say. You have a talent I can only wish to maybe have a tenth of. This was fabulous in a gentle sexy way, made me smile and feel all fuzzy warm inside. Thank you for sharing your awesomeness.

  2. "I thought you needed a new canvas." That is a great line for him to break the writer's block. Enjoyed your flash.

  3. I hope your daughter is going to be ok. I love your comment about excercise that's the way I feel alot. Enjoyed the excerpt.

  4. I'm thinking of your daughter, but I'm also thinking about you. Sometimes it's hardest on the mom, lol.

    Love the flash. Lola is the best kind of muse. :)

  5. Thank goodness she didn't break it. Must have been a big worry.
    I love your flash. What a great way to get inspiration

  6. So sorry about your daughter's ankle. I broke mine when I fell down the stairs at our restaurant when I was 45. Both sides requiring surgery, plates and screws, so it could've been worse! When I could slide down the stairs on my bum about 3 weeks later, I was cooking behind the grill in a wheelchair!! Anyway, this too shall pass, but not before everyone is at their wits end! About your flash, very clever and playful. ANYone would be inspired with that welcome after a chilly walk. Loved it:) xo

  7. Loved your flash, hope your daughter gets better soon! It's so easy to damage an ankle bless her!

  8. this supports my theory on exercise but still I try. Hope your daughters recovery is swift.

    I love your take on this weeks flash. never crossed my mind to take a male POV and it adds an interesting perspective. great flash

  9. Hot flash. Writer's block sucks and this is definitely one way to get over it

  10. *shivers* I love this. So naughty and I bet it helped his mood big time. If anything inspire him with his new canvas to help. :) Awesome flash!