Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Flash Fiction - A Lucky Escape

This week's 100 word story using the following picture prompt





A Lucky Escape


A beautiful bicycle, had to belong to a lady. White and red, attached to the front a pretty wicker basket. I admired it from my bus as I passed it every day.  Imagining it was mine, what would I use it for? Romantic country rides with my beloved? Ambling to work on my regular commute? Of course this was all wistful thinking, I had never learnt to ride a bike, never even sat on one. Until one day the bike wasn’t in its usual spot. The bike a mangled mess, the woman sprawled on the ground, hit by the bus. 

Hope you enjoyed it!
Bettina x

With thanks to Rochelle for another great picture prompt - if you wish read more stories using this prompt - click here 

16 comments:

  1. Dear Bettina,

    That had a twisted ending in the most literal sense. Be careful what you wish for. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. What a tragic and unexpected end. Great stuff.

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  3. Don't know if enjoyed it is the right word, but really liked your writing, great take on the prompt.

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  4. When we keep on dreaming and not doing, the opportunities might get crushed before we get a real chance. Ouch.

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  5. Interesting ending Hope she syrvived! Whenyou said "until the day..." I thought the narrator was going to snitch the bike and go for a spin.

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  6. Took us right up the garden path and then bang...superbly written.

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  7. Great twist at the end there. Well done.
    xx Rowena

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  8. That went "downhill" quickly :) nice "twist" at the end

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  9. Tragic but so well written.

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  10. What a sad and tragic end. Nice spin on it. Well done.

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  11. Sad ending. I like the "imagine" before and the hit of reality.

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  12. Sometimes we wish for things we don't really understand. That poor woman.

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