The Old Neighborhood

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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Each story’s word limit will be 100 – 150 words (give or take 25 words).

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Feb 18, 2015 –

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Genre: Flash Fiction
Word count: 154
Courtesy and (c) Dawn M. Miller

 In the old neighborhood, one by one, each crowded to the back of the bookstore. They wanted to hear what the author had to say about his new book, “The Old Neighborhood.” Each wondered if their secrets would be revealed. Jon, the author, waited anxiously to see if his book would be accepted by his old neighbors.

Jon spoke, “Welcome. I hope each of you will enjoy my new book.”

Lisa, one of his neighbors, interrupted him. “What’s in that dang book anyway!” she shouted. “We all want to know!”

Jon spoke quietly but deliberately, “Calm down everyone. My book only has my memories of growing up with you all.”

The crowd listened as Jon spoke. “What I remember most is how you all loved me when I needed it and disciplined me when necessary.” he said. “I love each and every one of you.”

The old neighborhood was ready to read Jon’s book.

  • Courtesy of Mark Reading,