Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Angel of Resilience

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers uses a picture prompt and asks for stories between 75-175 words.

This picture:


Inspired my story:

Martin sat at the little park outside his motel room with his head in his hands. Another business trip had kept him away from his family. His wife was pissed, his little girl was disappointed that he wouldn’t be at her recital and with all the commotion he had forgotten an integral part of his presentation and now his boss was pissed too.

Martin felt another one of his headaches coming on and he reached into his pocket for his pills. He took two without water and hung his head to pray.

His co-worker, Joe came out and sat beside him. “Are you okay? Everyone is looking for you”.

Martin looked up, momentarily dazed before the drugs began to take their effect. “I’m fine Joe. I’m in a bit of a pickle but fortunately I am blessed with the gift of gab. Let’s go dazzle them with our vocabulary!” he said and patted his assistant on the back.

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17 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Angel of Resilience

  1. Great story Dawn! I feel really bad for him for all the anger he has had to experience. I hope he is able to talk himself out of trouble – including with his wife. Excellent writing!


  2. Great story…sounds like one of those horrible days everyone gets now and then. Maybe he can turn it around on a positive note before the day ends.


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