July 25: Flash Fiction Challenge – For One Day

Charli’s Carrot Ranch Fiction challenge this week:

July 25, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the phrase “for one day.” The words single out a special occurrence. What is the emotion and vibe, where does it take place and why? Go where the prompt leads!

The Ugly Duckling Bites Back
I’ve spent my life in her shadow; the beautiful sister, tall, willowy, popular.
And me, well, I’m just me. Plain, average in every way, and described as ‘nice’.
But not today.
Today is my day.
I was the one who managed to find a lovely lad.
I was the one proposed to at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
I am the one looking at my reflection in the mirror today, unable to recognise the princess that stands here in my place.
I am the bride walking down the aisle.
For one day, all eyes will be on me.

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Norah
    Aug 01, 2019 @ 06:08:15

    Way to go, Ritu. I’m pleased she remained the centre of attention.

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  3. Charli Mills
    Jul 31, 2019 @ 23:18:38

    Filled with the bitterness of a vengeful win. Hope the feathers settle! Good writing, Ritu.

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  4. H.R.R. Gorman
    Jul 27, 2019 @ 21:32:04

    Ooh, fantastic subject for “Just One Day!”

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  5. Jennie
    Jul 27, 2019 @ 12:27:33

    Excellent, Ritu!

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  6. syl65
    Jul 27, 2019 @ 01:39:52

    Her day to shine and celebrate her. Very nice, Sister 💜

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  7. Erika Kind
    Jul 26, 2019 @ 22:08:48

    That one special day… very fitting take, sis!

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  8. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jul 26, 2019 @ 19:20:51

    Lovely, with so great emotions. Sounds like you had yourself fought out such things, Sis. Have a beautiful weekend! Michael

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  9. willowdot21
    Jul 26, 2019 @ 18:56:08

    Lovely Sis, every sisters nightmare. Loved it 💜💜💜

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  10. robertawrites235681907
    Jul 26, 2019 @ 18:40:25

    What a great take, Ritu. It reminds me of Bette Midler’s song Wind beneath my wings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jorJh8DTMVM

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  11. Rachel Smith
    Jul 26, 2019 @ 18:30:20

    Great flash fiction story. You got across a lot of emotion and description is so few words! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jul 26, 2019 @ 17:54:02

    Beautiful! I can totally relate and this brought tears to my eyes

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  13. pensitivity101
    Jul 26, 2019 @ 17:53:27

    Nice.
    Can identify with being in the sister’s shadow, but for different reasons!

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