Hello: 99 Word Flash Fiction

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“Well hello.” He undressed her with his eyes so there could be no confusing the deliberate emphasis he had placed on his words. 

“Hiya.” She stared back at him, her eyes wide and innocent, a friendly smile on her face. “I’m Hecate.”

“I’m Alastor. I think we’re going to get to know each other veeeery well.”

They talked, they walked. He sidled closer and groped. She twisted and escaped. He grabbed and held fast. She muttered under her breath. “Eye of newt, farewell to cads but welcome toads.” 

“Well hello toad. Now, I quite like your type of slime.”

In response to Charli’s prompt where she asks:

March 30, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a hello or a goodbye. You can pick any greeting that grabs you from howdy to fare thee well. It will be interesting to see how the collection intertwines the opposite greetings. Go where the prompt leads you.

Respond by April 4, 2017 to be included in the compilation (published April 5). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

 

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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19 Responses to Hello: 99 Word Flash Fiction

  1. LucciaGray says:

    Wonderful! Loved it!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Deborah Lee says:

    Don’t mess with Hecate. 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Annecdotist says:

    Ah, wonderful, Irene.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Charli Mills says:

    If only all females had such powers to draw out an unwanted suitor’s slimy nature! Great pacing in the story, too.

    Liked by 1 person

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