Flash Fiction Challenge! Week eleven submissions are in! Check them out!
Submit your week twelve flash fiction by March 26, 2014! Each Wednesday, post a link to your submission in the comments section of the corresponding weekly prompt.
Prompt: Suffering a mid-life crisis, a man on the eve of his fiftieth birthday quits his job and goes on a quest to “get the band back together.”
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5 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Challenge – Prompt Twelve”
Here’s mine, Lucy
Here is mine:
I wasn’t exactly sure what a mid-life crisis is. Also, this week’s is a little weird, just a heads up.
This week’s submission: Birthday
Great dialogue. You tell the story of these characters through their language and dialect! Is this a happy or sad story? It would be easy to label it as a sad story, but I don’t want to do that. I want to see “Da” like some many of us who’ve had to put aside our own dreams for the sake of others (family). But the real strength comes from how we see this. Does “Da” see his life as regret? I don’t think so, but certainly he still dreams those dreams of his youth — especially in a drunken’ night in the pub with his son. As we learn at the end, he was just talking shite. And there ain’t nothing wrong with that! Nice work, Chris!