February 1 – Flash Fiction  – Black & White

Charli’s prompt this week:

February 1, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features something black and white. It could be a nun in a zebra monster truck, a rigid way of thinking, a bird in a tuxedo — be imaginative and go where the prompt leads.

I just had to ask. It was eating me up inside. The lies… the excuses…
“I saw you. With her.”
“Who? Janine? My father’s carer? And?”
“You weren’t at work the other day. Yet you told me you would be late back.”
“So? I had an appointment with Dad’s doctor. I went in late. Had to make up time.”
“Your eyes have been constantly on your phone recently.”
“I’m answering messages. From the carer. Dad’s going downhill…”
“Yeah… Oh… What did you think? I’d been cheating?”
Pete rolled his eyes.
“Life’s not always black and white, you know.”


29 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Charli Mills
    Feb 07, 2018 @ 23:42:42

    You hit on a universal truth of how we can feel jealous of our spouse’s attention elsewhere so deeply we think certainly he’s cheating. Great use of dialog to express the story!

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  3. Michael B. Fishman
    Feb 06, 2018 @ 15:25:58

    You did a really good job with the dialogue in this one. This piece struck me as a sad story and I think Pete might be better off moving on from his untrusting wife/girlfriend.

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  4. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Feb 03, 2018 @ 21:32:05


  5. Jolayemi Emmanuel
    Feb 03, 2018 @ 20:38:10

    Thanks for the article

    Liked by 1 person


  6. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 03, 2018 @ 07:51:14

    Nice Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. willowdot21
    Feb 02, 2018 @ 22:30:13

    Very true but was he telling the truth!

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Michael
    Feb 02, 2018 @ 21:54:01

    One shouldn’t jump to conclusions should one??

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Erika Kind
    Feb 02, 2018 @ 20:46:30

    True! That’s why we need to be willing to listen to the other one!

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Feb 02, 2018 @ 20:03:38

    Really enjoyed reading!

    Liked by 1 person


  11. LucciaGray
    Feb 02, 2018 @ 19:57:17

    Great dialogue and so true…

    Liked by 1 person


  12. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Feb 02, 2018 @ 19:55:10

    Now, I am wondering what the little secret is… good job

    Liked by 1 person


  13. pranabaxom
    Feb 02, 2018 @ 19:43:48

    “Life’s not always black and white” – ask the KKK and they will say it is only black and white ( or white and black)😊

    Liked by 1 person


  14. dornahainds
    Feb 02, 2018 @ 19:28:56

    Such Intensity of feelings.. 😎🥀

    Liked by 1 person


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