Friday, April 26, 2019

W - Wall #AtoZChallenge

My A to Z Challenge: Micro fiction, using 300 words or less, inspired by selected words along with a photo for inspiration. The words were chosen in reverse order from this lesson plan page.
(For example, for the letter A it was the 26th word on the list, for Z it was the 1st word on the list)

"What a happy mural. Don't you just love that couple? Makes me want to dance." She twirled her boyfriend around in a circle. "How long has it been here? I don't remember seeing it last time I visited."

He stood back and stared at it. "I'm really not sure. I don't think I've seen it before."

"Play some music on your phone and dance with me."

He looked around and seeing no one near, he pulled out his phone and asked, "Fast or slow?"

"I think slow. That's much more romantic." She wrapped her arms around his neck as he chose a playlist, set the volume and swayed them both towards the bench under the brooding elm tree where he set it down.

They danced the night away....

A few days later, another couple came by. "Oh honey, look at that great mural! Don't they look happy?"

He didn't respond and she looked back at him. He had stopped by the bench under the tree and showed it to her. "Look! Someone left their phone here."

"Wow, any ID on it?"

"Let me look." She stared at the mural and sighed. "Looks like all that's on here is music."

"Oooh, goody! Play something slow and let's dance!"

So they did, and before the night was done, there were now three happy couples dancing in silhouette on the mural.

The phone waited on the bench...


  1. Absolutely great! But also kinda scary!

    Janet’s Smiles

  2. Ooooh. You are hitting all the dark tones this week!
    (Or is that telling of my mood?)

    1. It comes and goes. Typically I find it easier to write dark when doing flash fiction but this time around I think I had more sweet than previous years.

  3. That is seriously weird! It looks like one of Banksy's mysterious works that suddenly pop up overnight. although I don't think they have quite the same effect as the one in your tale!

    My A-Z of Children's Stories

    1. LOL! Thanks, Keith. And I much appreciate your continued visits and comments. I hope to get caught up again on Sunday.

  4. Great little tale. I remember writing something vaguely similar a few years ago about a little old lady who had knitted children that she put in her garden every halloween . . . I say vaguely similar I probably mean entirely different. Anyway the result was similar in a sort of knitted children sort of way. MMmmm that might sound a bit mad.

    Thanks for the little flurry of comments I will try and add a chirpy upbeat comment to them all in the next couple of days. I have been busy outside again as the rain has run away and Mr/Mrs/Miss Sun has joined us again.

    Well this A to Z thing is fast approaching its conclusion but all the hardy folk are still keen and bouncy (I tend to be neither of those in real life but I'm not letting folk know that . . . . DAMN).

    Rob Z Tobor

    1. Your little tale reminds me of one of my early flash stories where the pretty pink and blue cotton candy was coming from little boys and girls being snatched at the carnival.

      Yup, we're both weird. Love it...LOL!

      I'm still behind in reading and commenting but have to get the letter Z written. Thanks for hanging in there!


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