Spring Flash Finale

Flash in the Pan is brought to you by the amazing Red of M3 fame. To finish off the Spring Flash I bring to you the last of the words I didn’t finish in the order or the timeliness I should have, my bad. My wonderful sister of heart pinged me this morning to beat me kindly about the head and shoulders, with gentle reminders that I promised to do all the words.

So, without further ado, here are my entrants to Spring Flash


I will slap him if he does that again.

She felt the pinch on her arm, then the needle slide into her vein the rush of warmth and then nothing.

“Honey, can you hear me?”

It was her mother’s voice, why can’t she see me?

I am here, right here!

Dammit, what is wrong? Why can’t they hear me?

“I am sorry Mrs. Fragile, there is nothing more we can do. You will have to decide.”

“Oh, Doctor I know she is in there. She wouldn’t want to live this way though turn them off.”

No, wait I’m Alive!”


The Hot Flash word is Alive. The word limit is 100 words. This one comes in at 99.


The entire town was apathetic, not a single adult or child within the city limits could be bothered with even the simplest of tasks. The pall of winter, having lasted into the spring sucked joy from all. The lament could be heard, “Will the sun ever shine again?”

Happy day, Saturday what should Lister find on the stoop?

Come one! Come all! See the Circus in Farmer Fred’s Field of Wonder, just outside town!

Lister ran door to door and the neighbors were aroused from their winter languor. What better way to end the winter but with a circus.


The Hot Flash word is Aroused. The word limit is 100 words. This one comes in at 99.


Birds do it, bees do it, mom and dad did it at least often enough to have all fifteen of us; so why on earth don’t I do it?”

This is what Trinity Proof thought as she sat on the park bench watching couples and families settle on their blankets. She was paying particular attention to the couples making goo-goo eyes, kissing and rubbing each other in the most salacious way.

Was that legal?”

Trinity bit her lip, pondered the question some more, at twenty-five she had yet to be kissed or anything more.  Now, no one noticed her or spoke to her as she sat on her lonely park bench.

With the setting sun, Trinity was alone in the park in the deepening twilight.

“Time to come home now Trinity, you have seen,” a deep voice whispered.

Amazed and unafraid she held out her arms for the embrace.

The Hot Flash word is Amazed. The word limit is 150 words. This one comes in at 149.



  1. Gray Dawster says:

    These are really great Val 🙂 🙂 xxx

  2. So much to say in so few words 🙂 I want to go to the circus now lol

  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Great collection! 🙂

    I really admire you writers who pack an entire tale into a ‘few’ words. It’s brief & brilliant. Loved it.

  4. What fun these are, Val. A writer’s delight. I can tell you had a good time coming up with them. The first one sounds like a great plot for an episode of the Twilight Zone! Well done!

  5. These are all so clever, Valentine. Isn’t it something that all three are exactly one word under? Or was that on purpose. My favourite is the first one also but they are all fabulous. Glad to finished up the list.

    • It wasn’t planned believe me, just worked out that way with these three.

      I am so glad you enjoyed them, these for some reason were quite difficult for me.

  6. singleworkingmomswm says:

    Wow, I love reading snipits like this…they are enough to mesmerize and enough that I can read them and feel satisfied without feeling ovewhelmed. All very awesome! Thanks, Valentine. XOXO

  7. Val, I am always so “amazed” at these flash stories of yours. You have quite the gift. I especially liked the first one. Keep ’em coming because I really feel “alive” when I read them, although never “aroused,” but that is okay! 🙂

    • Oh come on, are you saying I don’t at least arouse curiosity? I am crushed, though still glad you enjoy them. I usually enjoy writing them. The new season is already upon us and I must get cracking.

  8. Way to git er done! The first one my fav.

  9. Val you are a brilliant writer, these are stunning !!
    loved loved loved the first one, oh all of them

  10. The last one is my absolute favorite. Completely. I loved them all, but I was wondering if Trinity was a ghost before she was pondering legality. Fantastic flashes ❤ xxx

    • Well, you must really wonder how long Trinity has been a ghost. Most families don’t have such large families, her name is somewhat old fashioned and 25 is somewhat old in this day to be virgin.

      Glad you like them though.

  11. Very good…not surprised…but excellent reads!

  12. You are so good at these, Val.

  13. The first – a contemporary and difficult issue.
    The second – for me, it is mystical.

    • It is indeed a difficult issue, one my family has faced more than once. We now all have made individual choices and made them known.

      I am glad you picked up the mystical in Aroused, it was meant to be that not just a circus.

  14. That’s powerful!

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