Flash Fiction

Post 1621. Tuesday January 23

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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My mate Brian claimed he could see strange creatures in the wood. Not nasty ones, more like mischievous sprites. Rubbish I said, take me to see them.

The next night he made me dress in black. He gave a black balaclava to wear and handed me a penny whistle. I asked why he wasn’t dressed like me and he said they knew him, but they were frightened of strangers so I needed to blend into the darkness.

At the midnight hour, Brian and I crept into the woods. He told me to sit cross-legged on the bench, close my eyes and mentally count to twenty whilst blowing my whistle. Eighteen, nineteen twenty. When I opened my eyes Brian had disappeared.

I froze as three white-faced creatures crawled towards me from between the trees. Suddenly they started bombarding me with pine cones!

I admit that as practical jokes go it was a pretty good one. But it cost Brian Paul and Simon a pint each in the pub the next night.

Word count 169

photo-20180122154618182Thanks to priceless Joy for hosting FFfAW and Fandango for the picture.

31 thoughts on “Flash Fiction

  1. Iain Kelly January 23, 2018 / 14:03

    Haha! An elaborate joke – I’m not sure I would see the funny side of it!

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  2. James January 23, 2018 / 15:09

    I feared a trap and am glad it was just a practical joke.

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  3. Moon January 23, 2018 / 16:05

    Delightful story, Keith and so well told.

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  4. Priceless Joy January 23, 2018 / 16:44

    Love that it ended up just being a joke but how embarrassing to be so gullible! Hahaha! Great story!;

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  5. michael1148humphris January 23, 2018 / 21:37

    The thinks we do to get a free pint.😊

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  6. michael1148humphris January 23, 2018 / 21:38

    Sorry meant to type [things] not think.

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  7. Akshata Ram January 24, 2018 / 06:58

    That was quite a joke , very scary for the one who was the subject of this prank

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  8. EagleAye January 24, 2018 / 17:15

    Haha! Cleverly done. At least he got a few pints out of the deal. Fun story!

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  9. anuragbakhshi January 25, 2018 / 05:38

    Ha ha ha ha. That was indeed funny, though I doubt he would be able to take the joke!

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  10. Meena January 25, 2018 / 07:45

    had a good laugh! :D. good one Keith

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