Saturday, May 3, 2014

April Flash Fiction

This was the picture Lori King up on her blog, to inspire writers to write.
I was one of fourteen authors who accepted her challenge to write a short piece of flash fiction based on the picture.

This is what I wrote:

Damn. I knew I should have turned left couple of miles back, but the instructions said there would be a signpost.
Trying to earn a living as a motorcycle courier wasn’t as easy as it looked. Everyone thought Evelyn had an easy job, riding around the city, stopping for coffee whenever she felt like it. The truth was quite different. Like today. Heading out of town to some small town to deliver a parcel. A small town so small it didn’t even have a signpost indicating where she should turn to get there.
Evelyn climbed off the motorcycle and stood staring into the distance. Maybe she should just give up the job, and ride. Ride to the horizon. See what was over the other side. Keep riding until she found a new home.
Or maybe not. With her luck she’d run out of gas miles from the nearest gas station.
But would that be so bad? Freedom. The freedom to just climb on her bike and ride whenever she felt like it. The freedom to come and go as she pleased without always having to be nice to customers. To sleep late some mornings if that’s what she wanted, and to ride toward the open sky ahead of her as far and as fast as she pleased.
Damn that sounds good.
Evelyn climbed back on her motorcycle, gunned the engine and kept riding. Toward the horizon. Toward her future, whatever it might bring.
Berengaria Brown 2014.

In other news, I have just re-released a short MMM contemporary story, "Suck It Up".

“Suck It Up” by Berengaria Brown
Taylor, Fergus, and Scott are at a company team bonding day. The only good part of the day is when they talk to each other. And afterward.


Melissa Keir said...

I read the flash fiction piece. I love writing flash fiction because you have to be very selective with your words yet still show a full picture!

Berengaria Brown said...

You are so right, Melissa. It makes the writer concentrate hard and work!