Heads or Tails

by Jul 14, 2021Flash Fiction, Stories

Inspired by Boxing with Pencils: a challenge that requires all stories to be 100 words or less while including 3 specific words.

Inspired by Boxing with Pencils: a challenge that requires all stories to be 100 words or less while including 3 specific words. 
This week’s randomly generated words: 
Item, Hardship, Jest

A coin on a solid table for this flash fiction

It was softer and lighter than it should have been. Not with all those memories tied up in such a small item. 

Lee let a finger linger on its smooth, cold surface for a moment longer. Then she stood and jammed her hands into her pockets. The little coin winking back up at her from the tombstone. 

“I know it wasn’t all hardship, dad.–” 

She tried again. 

“You always had the perfect jest–” 

The words lodged in her throat. 

“Anyway. I– I figured you should keep this one. It came up heads.” 

 

Hi there!

With the rain pounding down overhead… it seemed fitting that today’s short story would be a little morose. Hopefully, the ending landed that bittersweet note I was aiming for. What did you think? 

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-Ari

Creating art isn’t about getting it perfect or even getting close. It’s about relishing the creation process and developing something that draws emotion. That’s what I hope to have accomplished with this piece. 

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