Busy: 99 word Flash Fiction

Dahlia and Rhonda sipped their coffee as they chatted not glancing in Bee’s direction. Yawning, Dahlia swung her legs onto the table. “I’m tired.”

“Why? What have you been doing?”

“Nothing. You almost finished Bee?”  

“No. I’ve got tables to set, flowers to arrange and the speaker wants the projector stuff. I’ll have to organise that. Would you set the tables for me? The sooner I get home the better. I’ve got the dogs to walk, dinner to make, the kids to pick up before I come back .”

“Sorry Bee. Too busy. Gotta go. See you tonight. Coming Rhonda?”

In response to Charli’s flash fiction prompt where this week she writes:

September 7, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a busy character. It could be a busy beaver, gnawing birch trees endlessly or an executive on the go. Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by September 12, 2017 to be included in the compilation (published September 13). 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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21 Responses to Busy: 99 word Flash Fiction

  1. I enjoyed this piece of flash fiction.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sounds like some of the awful people I know.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. susanzutautas says:

    Oh I know people like this too. Great Flash!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Annecdotist says:

    I think she needs to find some more supportive friends!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Charli Mills says:

    Clever, her name is Bee! Why is it that there are Bees and then there are idle Queens? When Bee asks for help, others slink away.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Pingback: Not Now, I’m Busy « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  7. YaksterX says:

    What a busy bee. Reminding me of that story with the ant and the grasshopper.

    /thumbs up

    Liked by 1 person

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