It has been a while since I participated in one of these, but since I am between stories right now I thought it would be fun.
TerribleMinds is a blog run by Chuck Wendig – He is smart, talented, and very potty mouthed. But his advice for anyone who writes is superb. If you haven’t checked him out and you don’t mind
a few a lot of curse words, then you should. Check him out that is.
Anyways, each week he has a Flash Fiction Challenge – This week it is to write an entire story in 100 words. Not as easy as it sounds. Plus we are supposed to make the reader FEEL something.
I decided to give it a try and my story is below. Hope you enjoy.
There Would Be No Gravy
I stared at the empty pan. What was I doing?
My job was turkey and dressing. I never made gravy.
It seems like a simple task, making gravy. But she made the best. I never watched or learned.
Even while cancer ate away at her, I lived in denial. Mom the invincible made the gravy.
In a few minutes, the house would surge with family. I stared at the empty pan. The clock blinked 3:25, it was time.
The knock on the door came, “We’re here, Merry Christmas.”
I crumbled and wept. It wouldn’t be a merry Christmas without gravy.
© Shelly Tennyson Taylor 5-2014