Flash Fiction for for Aspiring Writers is a writing challenge hosted by Priceless Joy. It asks us to write a piece of fiction from the photo prompt provided in around 100-150 words – give or take 25 words. It encourages us to comment, constructively, on other entries, so supporting each other’s writing. If you’d like to join in with this challenge, follow the above link to see what to do. The challenge runs from Tuesday to Tuesday every week.
It’s a while since I was on my blog, let alone participate in a flash fiction challenge, but I thought I’d have a rest from my own writing today.
This is the prompt, kindly provided by Priceless Joy. Image courtesy of Pixabay . . .
. . . and this is my story:
Another Harebrained Scheme
‘Just what do you intend to do with this old thing?’
Bert’s head surfaced from beneath the bonnet of the old pickup and he turned indignant eyes on his wife. After forty years he’d hoped she’d understand his love of old cars.
‘Well,’ he said, wiping oily hands on a piece of rag, ‘you know Ted’s old barn along Rookery Lane?’ Connie nodded. ‘I bought it with the money I made from selling our old tractor. Ted wasn’t asking much . . . been thinking of pulling it down anyway. And Jim down in Aldford let me have the pickup cheap.’
Connie gestured to the many farm buildings. ‘Haven’t we got enough barns here?’
‘Aye, reckon we have. But this one’s right close to town, where folks’ll have no bother finding it.’
‘Folks who like museums, love. I’m opening a museum for old automobiles.’
Connie rolled her eyes. ‘Another of your harebrained schemes! Who’s going to pay for more exhibits?’
Bert shrugged. ‘I’ll let you know when I’ve had another think.’
Word Count: 175
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