Fall Flash-The End

“He is a charlatan”, Mina sputtered , “How can you consider this?”

“Oh, honey he’s just a squirrel trying to get a nut, it will be fun”, Mona replied, “I see a tall dark man”.

Mina looked thoughtful, ‘What did Mona know?’

“He’ll reach you first, give him your hand”.


Charles patted his inner pocket, his ticket to another world as if it were charmed. All around him, the noise was overwhelming. The excitement of other passengers palatable, ready to embark on an adventure, a shiver ran down his spine.

He glanced to the bow; Titanic, he shivered again.


The air was crisp, the end of summer a tang running through True’s awareness, lifting her spirit just slightly. She sat outdoors, sipping coffee, twirling a curl and watching the final revelers stagger home, primitive passions finally spent. Cheshire smile bent perfect lips, she knew they would return tomorrow night.



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The final autumn words are the Hot Flashes, three in fact. Reach, Embark and Return. Each Hot Flash has a word limit of 50 words. Reach comes in at 49, Embark comes in at 49 and Return comes in at 50 .

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  1. Crisp & Just enough!

    Xxx Love the Titanic)) Xx

  2. Love all three, Val.

    The third – Cheshire smile – nicely put. Primitive passions spent ala alley cat 🙂

    I’m catching up with your posts today.


  3. You are truly inspired…and inspiring, Valentine. Talk about three very different flashes and each one only a peek into something much larger. Wonderful reading. 😀

  4. I guess the end is always the beginning of something else isn’t it?

  5. Gray Dawster says:

    I enjoyed this trio of delights Val
    you certainly know how to finish
    off in style 🙂 Wow…

    Have a lovely rest of weekend 🙂

    Andro xxxx

    • Thank you my friend. The Hot Flashes must always wait to the end for me. They are the most difficult.

      Hope your weekend was joyous.

      • Gray Dawster says:

        The weekend was very nice thank you, actually
        we are still enjoying the sunshine so how about
        that for the end of September? 🙂

        I hope that you are having a nice afternoon 🙂

        Andro xxxx

  6. Maybe there really is no such thing as an end. They will always keep coming back. Heck they’ve even recreated the Titanic and are selling tickets at incredible prices. A voyage to . . . . ?

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • That man is a bit off the center mark, don’t you think? The recreation of the Titanic is what spurred the Flash though 😉

      Inspiration from the world around us, inspiration from anywhere.

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