Friday, 11 August 2017

Flash Fiction - All Wet and Bothered

This week's installment of the Fiction Friday Writing Challenge from author, Arial Burnz was definitely a challenge for me. This is my first attempt at this exercise. I can't say I've tried flash-fiction before so, of course, I took the easy way out and called on one of my favourite characters, Crispin Clover of the House of Goths to help me out. So here we go...

This week's writing prompt is...  Your character gets caught in the rain. What happens next?

“Perfect! Just Perfect!” Crispin wiped briskly at his sleeves. If he had known he’d get drenched he would never have offered to pick up Becky’s paint box from her locker. The girl was always forgetting it. But being the concerned housemate, he was, as much as he hated to admit it, he’d rather retrieve it himself instead of letting the spunky little imp run-off in the dark to get it.

The silly dormouse certainly had a way of winding him up. He hadn’t wanted her to move in the first place and still held firm to the belief that she should never have been permitted to rent the spare room. But nevertheless, his other two housemates had overruled his vote. Yet here he was, doing her bidding and loving every minute of it.


Maria Bernard - Author