Sunday, June 21, 2015

Janet Reid Flash Fiction: Ashes To Ashes

by Michael Seese

After I finished the first of yesterday's Flash! Friday entries, I read about the parameters for Janet Reid's Texts From Mittens contest. (In honor of Janet getting her paws on the Angie Bailey book of that name.)

As always, 100 words, which must (in this case) include:


I pretty quickly came up with "Ashes To Ashes."

A mitten and a plastic child's dish were all that survived the fire.

Miracles do happen.

Patty wept, then composed herself and took a philosophical view. Time, and the brass ring chase, had infected the couple, who scarcely noticed their once-carefree life together had grown diseased and gangrenous.

Patty picked up the mitten and dish, and left for preschool, to retrieve Katie. She took one final look, knowing nothing else of value remained in the smoldering rubble. And, she finally felt free to smile, secure in the knowledge that the police would never find the cremains of her philandering husband.

Not a bad weekend of writing work. 

So, what did you write this weekend? 

Oh, and I hope all the Dads out there are having a good Father's Day.

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