April 11: Flash Fiction Challenge

Charli is back with her Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt!

April 11, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “beggars can’t be choosers.” You can play with the words, alter them or interpret them without using the phrase. Give it any slant you want — show what it means or add to its  meaning. Go where the prompt leads!

Yesterday, I wrote a little flash for Sue Vincent’s prompt, introducing two new characters to me, Reena and Jay… today’s prompt just helped me add to their story! If you want to read the first bit, click here.

Reena and Jay Do Beans On Toast

It had been a long trek.
Those last three mile had really dragged but finally Reena and Jay arrived back at the campsite.
Kicking off her trainers, she sighed. What she wouldn’t give for a pedicure, long soak in a tub and a chilled glass of Prosecco…
“Reens, can you remember how this works?” Jay was fiddling with camping stove, so they could prepare the feast that was Beans on Toast.
He rummaged around in the food bags, found some cans of lager and tossed one over to her.
Not even chilled. Reena sighed again. Beggars can’t be choosers.

38 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Violet Lentz
    Apr 15, 2019 @ 13:32:56

    f all the blessings she has been a part of this beautiful trekking, camping day, beans on toast is just not one of them.

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  3. Charli Mills
    Apr 14, 2019 @ 00:06:33

    Ha, ha! Ritu, you captured the joy of camping!

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  4. Jennie
    Apr 13, 2019 @ 16:45:49

    Well done, Ritu!

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  5. TanGental
    Apr 13, 2019 @ 09:21:14

    good to know they’re carrying on… do they get the beans

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  6. Nathan
    Apr 12, 2019 @ 21:20:37

    Oooooh that Prosecco sounds great right about now! 😉

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  7. Erika Kind
    Apr 12, 2019 @ 20:19:00

    She is trapped!

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  8. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Apr 12, 2019 @ 19:21:02

    Wish i had only a little bit of your imagination, Sis! Wonderful story! Thank you for sharing, and have all a nice weekend! Michael P.S.: I did it! I voted! Lol

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 12, 2019 @ 16:04:50

    Gee, lager and beans… it sounds as thought it could be a rather musical night there…

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  10. syl65
    Apr 12, 2019 @ 15:28:58

    It’s not getting any better for poor Reena 😄

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  11. H.R.R. Gorman
    Apr 12, 2019 @ 14:04:47

    Camp food is often so lacking, yet there’s something special about it!

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  12. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Apr 12, 2019 @ 14:00:59

    My hubby has this habit of putting wine into the freezer to chill! Sometimes it nearly explodes… nice flash Ritu. 🙂

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  13. willowdot21
    Apr 12, 2019 @ 07:15:47

    Oh! I can see a row on the horizon…. Excellent use of the prompt Sis 💜

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  14. robertawrites235681907
    Apr 12, 2019 @ 06:03:51

    Well done, Ritu. A most innovative use of the prompt words.

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