April 30: Flash Fiction Challenge – Boards

Charli’s Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt:

April 30, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features long boards. They can be used in any way you imagine, including a name for sporting equipment. How are they used and who is using them? Go where the prompt leads!

The Board

Jonah let himself into his house and popped his keys on the sideboard when a strangled grunt of a noise startled him. It came from the living room.

He dropped the bags and rushed in to find his mother laying on her stomach, or rather, hovering, on her arms and feet.

“Mum! What’s the matter?” He went to help her up.

“Go… away… Jonah… I… am… trying… to… do… a… two… minute… long… board…” She struggled for breath, before the alarm beeped on her phone.

He laughed as she collapsed onto the floor. “Board? Oh, you mean a plank?”

25 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Charli Mills
    May 04, 2020 @ 05:00:07

    Ha, ha! I’m going to think of planks as long boards now! Great pacing and humor, Ritu!

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  3. OIKOS™-Publishing
    May 03, 2020 @ 12:57:33

    Very funny. At first I thought you would follow Hitchcock’s humor. Lol Best wishes, Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Jennie
    May 03, 2020 @ 00:27:46

    That was really funny! Well done, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    May 02, 2020 @ 00:12:07

    Ha! Great take on the prompt, Ritu!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Annette Rochelle Aben
    May 01, 2020 @ 23:53:20

    That would be me… boarding instead of planking

    Liked by 1 person


  7. willowdot21
    May 01, 2020 @ 22:30:04

    Lol I like doing a plank 💜

    Liked by 1 person


  8. potatosandwich
    May 01, 2020 @ 21:48:15

    Ha ha. Love that. She must have been ‘flat packed’

    Liked by 1 person


  9. johnrieber
    May 01, 2020 @ 21:48:11

    Rita, a hilarious use of your 99 words!

    Liked by 1 person


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