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Friday, November 30, 2012

Flashing Again!

Here are two more versions of Friday Flash Fiction 55. First, from my daughter, who took the OT boards this past summer, under somewhat trying circumstances.


“Boards”

Excitement and nervousness are caused by the same chemicals in your brain—yet—feel vitally different she thought as she paced the carpet. She dug her bare toes into the grey pile of the carpet. She tugged at leather band of her wrist watch. The phone rang.

“Hello?”

“Congratulations, you passed the test.”
 
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And now mine, inspired by things that I saw at the site of the Columbia Hotel fire this past week.
 
"Columbia"
 
Bricks sit on a blue car and toppled beams point skyward. Icicles drip from a window where ornaments on a Christmas tree glow in the sun.  The wind shakes the blackened rafters, and a photograph of a young boy lands at my feet. Is it his tree?  Santa Claus, look for this boy somewhere else.
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8 comments:

brandi said...

First, Congrats to The Oldest!

Second, Your 55 made me cry...

speedyrabbit said...

oh sad and sweet*sniffle*

ReBelle said...

Both of you, brava!

Brian Miller said...

oh yours is so sad...makes me think of people kicked out over the holidays and the kids afraid santa wont find them....

what a relief int hat first one...

Alice Audrey said...

What a wonderful feeling of success when the call finally comes through.

Gina said...

Congratulations to daughter! (although I'm sorry if I missed the news first time around ... although it was fun to read it this way!) And wow, very touching is "Columbia" ...did you take the photo ... wow!

G-Man said...

A tag team of Flash Fiction delight
You guys ROCK!Loved your daughters anxiety 55. Loved your all true real 55...
Thank You both so much for playing, I hope this helps you both in writing more succinctly
Have a Kick Ass Week-End

Margaret said...

Talk about a mix of emotions in 110 words.