January 22: Flash Fiction Challenge – 16:00 Bench

Charli’s Carrot Ranch prompt this week:

January 23, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a park bench. Use this gif to choose a timeframe and write the story behind that particular scene. Use the time as your title. Go where the prompt leads!


How much longer?

It’s been half an hour now.

 I know she likes to keep me waiting, but this is taking the mick.

I hadn’t counted on the bench being wet either.

Who would have expected rain in June?

Actually, what am I thinking?

It’s England. Rain can happen at any time.

At least the flowers still look good.

They should, at that price.

Does this mean I’ve been stood up?

I wonder how many others have sat on this bench, waiting.

What’s that? Oh, a message.


She’s not coming.

Had a better offer.

Prosecco with the girls…

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Life Stories of a Bench « Carrot Ranch Literary Community
  2. Charli Mills
    Jan 27, 2020 @ 05:04:43

    Ah, well, Prosecco is always the better offer! Still, I liked how this character worried as you went into his state of mind. He should have kept the flowers for himself!

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  3. Jennie
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 21:10:25

    Well done! Prosecco with the girls sounds better anyway. 😀

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  4. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 19:44:39

    At first, congratulations to the new image, Sis! You are smiling like a ladybug. Lol Love it! I hope the poem depends not on your own experiences. I heared about other dating services with faster support. 😉 Well done, indeed! Michael

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  5. thereluctantpoet
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 02:05:37

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  6. thereluctantpoet
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 00:47:15

    Loved this, Ritu!! If he is smart he will listen to his heart and – Run Like The Wind!!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. syl65
    Jan 25, 2020 @ 16:40:30

    Cheers, lol 😄

    Liked by 1 person


  8. robbiesinspiration
    Jan 25, 2020 @ 10:40:27

    Oooh, that isn’t a friend, Ritu. The bench sees and knows everything.

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jan 24, 2020 @ 22:43:45


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  10. willowdot21
    Jan 24, 2020 @ 21:53:26

    Prosecco with the girls? Every time Sis 💜

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