My first contribution…

…to Friday Friday Foto Flash Fiction



She was a sweet lady. Everyone called her Auntie! She used to sit on a chair outside her door and stitch and sew. Everybody knew her. She made pretty little pouches embroidered with flowers, butterflies and birds. She filled them with fragrant dried petals; lavender, peony and rose. Potpourri pouches she called them. She used to give some of them away. She gave me one once. It’s still in my wardrobe and it smells divine. What she did with the rest I had no idea.

I was walking down the alley one afternoon and I saw a young man hand her a package. There was something strange about him. He looked a bit shifty. Anyway, she quickly tossed it through the door as she saw me approach. ‘Hello Auntie,’ I called out as I walked past. ‘Hello dear, what a lovely day’ she replied.

I glanced over my shoulder to see her hand a bag to the young man. Then he scurried past me and out into the street beyond.

I thought no more about it; until that was, I heard about a police raid on Auntie’s stone cottage.  I picked up a local newspaper and it was front-page news. Apparently, it wasn’t just scented petals she was filling her little pouches with! The fragrant ones were to throw us off the scent if you know what I mean!

She’d obviously received advance information because she’d fled. Disappeared. I reckon right now she’s sitting on a sun lounger beside a pool on a distant tropical island sipping Martini – and embroidering pretty little pouches!

Needle Icon.Needle with thread.Sewing needle.

Thanks to Donna McNicol for hosting.



17 thoughts on “My first contribution…

  1. Vivian Zems May 24, 2019 / 12:23

    A girl’s gotta survive somehow! (lol). Loved this story. How easy it is to hide in plain sight!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings May 25, 2019 / 09:17

      I had to write it in a bit of a hurry so I’m pleased it worked! Great prompt Donna – I’m looking forward to more from you.


    • Keith's Ramblings May 25, 2019 / 09:11

      They’re the most successful! Not that I’m speaking from experience of course!


  2. Natasha Jun 14, 2019 / 08:20


    Loving all the fantastic fiction you have been churning out. Returned to read your fiction after aeons and I’m so glad I did. Just that I need to get back to work now and your stories have me glued.Lol!!

    Liked by 1 person

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