FTP 11 Brokenhearted

Screeching tires warn of impending doom, the entire street freezes. A child wails, ear piercing, brokenhearted as angels weep. Mothers, uncertain run to their doors. Was this their child?

In the center of the road she stood, teddy in tatters.

No living person was harmed only her beloved teddy bear.


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  1. Hey, I just wrote a post where the teddy bear gets it, too! Poor teddies.

    I’m glad no little ones were harmed in the crafting of your (well done) flash in the pan.

  2. Awwww! Oh the poor teddy bear though! Happy Friday

  3. Val. You are so good at these. I have tried my hand at a couple of flash fiction contests but I’ve never been able to give them the tension that you do. I loved this one about the teddy bear. Every word held me captive which is the secret of flash fiction, I think. Excellent!

  4. You are the master of suspense!

  5. Thank God for that!
    Anxiety is a job description for us parents.

  6. The sirens alone brought me to an abrupt stop. I could h-e-a-r them. What a relief only teddy was damaged. Tense and exhilerating. Awesome.

  7. love your Flash)) So fun. xxx

  8. Love it, as always.

  9. Fabulous flash! (Psst. The word is brokenhearted. Beloved is the testosterone vehicle in your house. IJS)

  10. Excellent flash, Val! Then again, everything you write is excellent! πŸ™‚
    Have a great day! x

  11. Nice!
    Intense, really nice!
    It somehow reminded me Pet Sematary when Gage crosses the street.

  12. Ah ha … and you are very good at these!

  13. Running from Hell with El says:

    This rocks!

  14. Thank goodness for that Val… I can see you are enjoying these Flash in the Pans… ok now to back track and try and catch up here πŸ™‚

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