Road Closed – Weekly Photo Challenge

So, I took on my own photo challenge. I hope more of you do too. I will be posting a new set of photos on Sunday, so you have until Saturday to get yours in. The writing prompts are found here: . All you have to do is write 100 words in some format, inspired by one of the photos.

I chose Flash Fiction, and Used Photo A. It’s called, “Road Closed.”

I tried not to notice her – honest. It was the sound that caught my attention, the flapping. She wanted me to notice. She wanted all the boys to watch.

Flap. Flap.

I was watching the shadows, not making eye contact … the way the doc suggested. You know, hanging around, but not interacting. “Help integrate” me with people he says.

Yeah, I integrated pretty good.

I hear the sound, and glance up, and there’s a pair of legs … slim, perfect. There’s a sign I didn’t notice before. I figure it’s for me.

Not exactly “Dead End,” but close enough.


  1. I really want to get to know this character now! he’s kind of sad and funny at the same time. Ps. what’s flash fiction?

    1. Thanks. There’s no formal definition of flash fiction: you can substitute the phrase “very short” for flash. Some formats are as few as 55 words. Wikipedia has a good explanation.

  2. ceciliag says:

    I love Flash. This is great. Now I really am challenged. Oh no.. it is thursday!! c

    1. Only in New Zealand … still Wednesday around here. 🙂

  3. It is a perfect example of flash fiction – wow. You crammed a novel into those few words – I love that I am left wondering if he paid attention to the sign or moved forward. Did he chose to intergrate or investigate – the ultimate pregnant pause.

    1. Thank you. I think I need practice being brief. I can be long-winded.

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