Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers


‘See that fountain’ said Billy. ‘grandad said you have good luck if you throw three coins at it’.

‘Really?’ said Ollie.

‘Yes, he did it somewhere beginning with I and turned around and trod on a pretty girl’s toe and they got married’

‘But your Gran isn’t pretty she’s old and wrinkled’.

‘She wasn’t then. In their wedding photo, she looks like a princess’.

‘Let’s see if we can be lucky’ said Ollie. ‘I’ve got one penny, have you got two more?’

‘No, I’ve got a two pence piece. That makes three pence altogether, so that’ll do’.

They threw the coppers at the fountain and waited.

‘No luck yet’ said Ollie.

‘No’ said Billy, ‘granddad probably made it up. Let’s play football.

Ollie kicked the ball into the air just as Lucy appeared from behind a bush. It hit her on her shoulder.

‘Ouch, that hurt’ she shouted.

‘Now I’ll have to marry you’ giggled Ollie.

‘You’ll be lucky’ she said as she threw the ball in the lake and walked on by.

Word count 171

photo-20180611154616095For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers which is hosted by Priceless Joy. The picture is from Wildverbs

18 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

  1. Denise Jun 12, 2018 / 11:37

    I threw coins in the fountain of Trevi, but have no idea what I wished for. I guess folks still do that.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 14, 2018 / 09:53

      The first coin guarantees your return to Rome, the second will ensure a new romance, and the third will ensure marriage! Did it work? 1 1/2 million euros get thrown in there a year!


  2. hilarymb Jun 12, 2018 / 16:51

    Hi Keith – lovely story … and I’m sure so true so often … cheers Hilary

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  3. anuragbakhshi Jun 13, 2018 / 09:02

    That’s what she thinks! Fate obviously has something else in store for her and Ollie.

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