Flash Fiction Challenge #3

Getting good at this, huh? Come on then…

Let’s make this a real challenge… 100 words please. ONE HUNDRED words only.

Your prompt? He/She/They couldn’t remember the last thing said, but….

Points to remember –

Make every word count. Carefully chosen details can convey more than long descriptions. Make your title pull its weight!

Post your piece with title and your name/pen name in the comments section

If you would like to offer feedback to other writer’s – do so respectfully.

Make sure I can contact you at the end of the challenge if you’d like your work promoted here.

Deadline for posts is the 24th of JUNE


  1. Voula Hourdaki says:


    She couldn’t remember the last thing said, but her cheeks were burning.
    Icy-blue eyes. Cinnamon-kissed skin.
    His clothes were on the floor.
    Her turn.
    One button at a time. Good girl.
    Black hair covering her breasts. Two legs curled up on one side.
    A mermaid.
    She steadied her gaze upon the ceiling. Glowing sticker-stars. The nightmares still there.
    The porcelain dolls were glaring at her.
    Cash on her desk.
    Had he left them on the bedside table, he might have seen the semi-closed eyelids.
    The shameful tears.
    Now, she had to get ready for her next customer.

    Voula Hourdaki

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    Marcus was old school, paid us all in cash. I devised a genius plan. Except now I’m in Brixton clink.
    His ex-wife told me that Marcus always said the combination out loud when unlocking his payday safe. So I bought Marcus a birthday parrot. Simple.
    After clock-out I crept into his office. The parrot squawked ‘hello darling’ and then the combination. I was so nervous I missed the last turn. Its ok, I think, he’ll repeat them, he’s a parrot. He didn’t. He’d died. Guessing at the last turn I set off a silent alarm.
    Like I said, genius.

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  3. Sweet Words

    by Matthew Beswick

    They couldn’t remember the last thing said, but they could remember the first. ‘I won’t keep you long.’ Never should a phrase be trusted less, especially at a wedding.

    Children were the first defectors. They ran off into the play area to enjoy their adventures. The adults looked on with jealousy.

    It had been a speech after every course as if the guests were rewarded for their patience. They now waited for dessert; the most important course. Sweet words followed by sweet mouthfuls and then dancing in the overheated hall until a respectable time could be found to leave.

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  4. No Way by Konstantina Sozou-Kyrkou
    ‘You? Married? No way! You’ve always been such a loner,’ Tonia said, gaping at Magda’s wedding ring. Magda s;uinted at the picture Tonia stuck onto her nose and said: ‘Such beautiful girls! Who do they take after?’
    ‘Me, of course. We never tell John. That would drive him mad.’ She tore a piece out of her paper shopping bag and scribbled something on it. ‘Why don’t you come over to our place one day? How about this Sunday?’
    ‘Come on! It’s now or never. Sunday at eight p.m. Here, call me.’
    Magda couldn’t remember the last thing said but when she got home, she glimpsed at Tonia’s number. Melissia, Northern Attika, the other end. She chucked the paper into one of the kitchen drawers.

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  5. A garden of needs

    by Stavroula Sanida

    He couldn’t remember the last thing said, but he kept digging. It was a hot day, but he had to take care of her plants.

    His dry hands longed for rest. The shovel demanded speed and completion of work.

    ‘Do you need this?’ his mother asked pointing at the rake.
    ‘What?’ he replied as if he had just waken up from an unfinished dream.

    His footsteps made their way to the exit. A shovel lying alone on the soil. She had just reminded him of the forgotten words.

    Two hours later he dove into the sea.


  6. Alexandros Zochios says:


    She couldn’t remember the last thing said, but a post-it note was there.
    “Don’t forget to water the plants”, she read out aloud and went to the kitchen.
    She stared at the sink. A post-it note was waiting on the wall.
    “Don’t forget to feed the fish”, she didn’t know she had fish. A golden fish in a water ball was swimming in circles.
    “Hello little fish”, she said and she went to the living room, a post-it was hanging on the door.
    “Don’t forget to water the plants”, she started going in the kitchen when the door opened.


  7. Alexandros Zochios says:


    They couldn’t remember the last thing said, but they had her.
    “It’s time to wake up”, she told them when they were awaken from their cryogenic sleep.
    “You must eat”, she reminded them.
    Her voice was coming from the ship’s computer.
    “Access denied”, she said when they tried to examine the logs.
    “What’s our destination?” They pleaded.
    A siren was heard and the ship’s metal interior was covered by red light.
    “We are here”, she informed them.
    They looked in their screens. A large black ship shaped like a labyrinth was opening its mouth for them.


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