Friday, July 13, 2012

100 Word Flash Fiction

The Good Fight

“Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time,” she said, naively in a condescending tone. Beth was a bitch. She didn’t understand. What hard choices had the rich, former Homecoming Queen of Rhodes High School ever had to make? What shoes to wear? Which job not to work? Some of us didn’t have a choice in either. We wore the only pair of shoes we owned to the only job we could find. Even then, it wasn’t enough. We had to cut corners. Most borrowed, some begged and a few, like me, stole. Mostly, from bitches like Beth.

17 comments:

  1. well, that's a complete circle!

    hi ben. i see you have two blogs. if i only make it to one (for a time) which one should it be?

    i am now going to your other one to agree with rick santorum. wonders will never cease :^)

    xoxo
    kj

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    1. I'd focus on this one. It's kind of the main event ;-)

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  2. There is a lot in this piece of flash Ben..a real understanding of the world..wrapped up in a tight piece of prose..shoes tell many stories..Jae

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    1. Thanks, Jae. I'm trying to get better at Flash.

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  3. Justification abounds!

    Harsh language made a nice touch in this.

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    1. Okay not really. But I hear the ladies like that.

      Well, some ladies. Not so much my lady.

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    2. LOL....I was gonna say, you are probably the farthest from a harsh guy ever...hahaha

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  4. Sometimes less is more. This flash fiction was a whole story and said a lot! Real? I think.... yes :).

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    1. Thank you :) That's been one of my biggest criticisms when I've submitted Flash. That it didn't feel like a whole story.

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    1. Thank you, Marion :) Will you read it to your moonflowers, for me?

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  6. Yay. Though I'm still not sure on it myself. I wanted to write fantasy and ended up writing this ;)

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  7. Ben, at times I hate blogger! none of your last three posts showed up on my reader... good flash :-)

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