Flash Fiction

Post 1621. Tuesday January 23

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers


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.

32 thoughts on “Flash Fiction

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

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


  2. James Jan 23, 2018 / 15:09

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


  3. Moon Jan 23, 2018 / 16:05

    Delightful story, Keith and so well told.


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

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


  5. michael1148humphris Jan 23, 2018 / 21:37

    The thinks we do to get a free pint.😊


  6. michael1148humphris Jan 23, 2018 / 21:38

    Sorry meant to type [things] not think.


  7. Akshata Ram Jan 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 Jan 24, 2018 / 17:15

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


  9. anuragbakhshi Jan 25, 2018 / 05:38

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


  10. Meena Jan 25, 2018 / 07:45

    had a good laugh! :D. good one Keith


  11. Jacinto Espina Nov 17, 2019 / 09:02

    When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Bless you!


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