Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Their Autumn Years

This picture inspired the following story

Marge came in and let the door slam behind her. “Hello” she shouted to the empty house. She peeked out the kitchen window and could hear the muffled sounds of AC/DC playing in the garage. Once again she regretted the decision to buy a pool table when her husband, Jim had retired. She thought that he would grow tired of swilling beer and shooting pool all day but it had been almost a year and Jim had gotten very little of that “to do” list done.

This was not how Marge envisioned her autumn years. “Tomorrow is not a given” she thought. She pulled out her lap top and typed in the search bar: Cruises for single retired women.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers uses a picture prompt and asks for stories between 75-175 words. Click here to read all the stories for this week.

27 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Their Autumn Years

  1. A short story in so little words, what a great idea! It’s funny how the photo sparks another idea in every head. I would probably have thought of some autumn-forest-exploring-child.

    Loved your story and interpretation x


  2. Haha. I can’t blame her. Yes, exactly go out and live, go on a cruise. Don’t let him hold you back. You only live once. Your character reminds me of my not quite retired mother 🙂


  3. Pingback: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Their Autumn Years — The Day After | Arrowhead Freelance and Publishing

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