Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers is having their first challenge this week. It will be each Wednesday. 100-150 words more or less. I’ll put the link to this week’s stories at the end of this piece. Drop by to read or write or both 🙂 Thanks to PJ for hosting this challenge. Here’s the photo and my story (163 words):
We were seated in the balcony cafe that overlooked the book store. My book signing was set to begin in just about an hour.
You seemed nervous and more anxious than usual. “I’m not sticking around for the book signing,” you said.
“What do you mean? Wait. What?” What does he mean by he’s not staying?
“There’s a lot about this book that isn’t true, Charlene.” Poor Ted. He really did seem anxious.
“It’s a fiction novel, Ted.”
“But some of it is true. I don’t cope well with truths and lies all mingled up together.”
“You didn’t seem to mind it very much when you were reading every word Anais Nin ever wrote.” I stood up. I sat back down again.
“Well everyone knows she exaggerated her life,” you said.
“And it’ll shock people to find that out about you. That’s all. And I can’t be here when that happens.”
“Which part scares you most, Ted?”
“The fish story.”
“But that’s true, right?”
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photo prompt copyright Dawn M. Miller