A Bit “Daft”

(c) Barbara W. Beacham


A Bit “Daft”

“She lived a life that some would describe as being on edge.” Most described her as a bit “daft”, a little “crazy.” Once when she had divorced her fourth husband, all she had left were two buffalo head nickels. She was a cat with nine lives, always landed on her feet. She took her two nickels to a pawn shop and got $30 for them. After all, they were collectors?


She took her money to the hotel on the strip and gambled herself into $2000. Lucky she  was. She picked up husband # 5, drunk, and more than willing to marry her at the all-night Elvis chapel. Did I mention he was rich and stupid besides?


After all, she was a beautiful woman, crazier than sin, but he got just what he bargained for. Tonight, she became Mrs. Jack Daniels III, great-great grandson to the late Jack Daniels of whiskey fame. May they live happily ever after until the divorce.



Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count 149

Mondays Finish the Story – Nov. 2nd. 2015

The challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story! 

Finish the story begins with:   “She lived a life that some would describe as being on edge.”

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