Spring Flash-Tools

Shaking her head she wiped away a fresh tear. Ten years and five children in this speck on the map, not a friend or any relief on the horizon. They say, ‘if you are a hammer everything looks like a nail’, Joey certainly seemed to apply this philosophy but with a twist.

What happened to her dreams? Once upon a time, she had all the tools she needed and a plan then along came Joey with his smooth talk, dreamy eyes and his hammer. Now here she is, lost in the middle of nowhere with nothing, not even Joey.


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The word this week isTools with a word limit of 100. Tools comes in at 99.

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  1. Superb piece!

  2. Gray Dawster says:

    Just having another read of this
    one, I can’t wait to see what else
    you are adding 🙂

    Andro xxxx

  3. Being the Eldest of 5, I can relate to how my Mother must have felt at times…. Great Flash Val.. xxxx Hugs Sue

  4. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Oh Valentine, I most certainly, most certainly feel you in this. A good, brief piece.

    Five children!!

    I like the ‘I’m still hot, just in flashes’ 🙂

  5. Gray Dawster says:

    I wonder what happened to him, perhaps
    his luck finally run out 😦 I love this one Val 🙂

    Andro xxxx

  6. Love!

    Love you 2! Xx

  7. frigginloon says:

    Well she got nailed 😦

  8. Damn, the Joeys of the world. We have to watch out for them, shucking and jiving through life, and dropping us from the cliff.

  9. Some people can drive down flat, all hope and life – Joey, a real hammer

  10. Wow.

  11. A sad tale. On the surface, Joey is the villain, but because we don’t have enough info, maybe not.

  12. Unfortunately it’s a reality for many not just a story.

  13. Dang. Blastit.
    I take this hammer story several ways. One of them makes me laugh. I bring it up to lighten the mood because ….
    I like this one, Valentine. It says a lot.

  14. Another great flash for the upcoming season! Love it, Val!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  15. Sadly, a similar tale has happened to far too many women. Great piece.

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