Thursday, September 10, 2009

Try 4 - Flash Fiction



Little Linnie
by Kathleen Kimball-Baker


Only mice spoke to Little Linnie. No one else really understood.
She’d open throw her closet, muse on her choices, then select.
Today I will be Cinderella.

“Mr. and Mrs. Crawford,” the doctor said, “Belinda is, well, demented.”
Linnie’s parents cried.
“We may be able to help with drugs."
Linnie listened.
No! Leave her be.



Image by Sir John Everett Millais
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To join the fun, write any story you like in 55 words (no more, no less).
Then tell Mr. Knowitall, aka G-Man by leaving a a comment
on his own Flash-55 post.

9 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

EXCELLENT....no drugs. Good for Linnie's parents.

Mine's posted too. As always, scroll down beyond my show n tell for Friday!

Dr.John said...

But sometimes the drugs are freedom.
Great thoughtful 55.

Mine is posted

HERE.

.
But it’s a groaner.

Chef Kar said...

Little Linnie was listening ~ maybe not so demented after all. Sweetly sad 55.

Mine is posted here.


Chef Kar

G-Man said...

Talent and creativity are oft misunderstood...
What a brilliant 55 Kathleen...
Thank you for this awesome contribution.
Please have a Wonderful Week-End..G

Alice Audrey said...

And just what is wrong with a little dementia?

Mona said...

I guess everyone is a little demented. It is called Idiosyncrasy!

Brian Miller said...

whew. haunting. most of the kids i work with are on some sort of meds. i like to see them find their way off...sometimes it happens.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Quite a story to fire up the imagination about what happens next. In 55 words! Wow!

Lydia said...

I'm loving these as I work my way through them!
This is remarkable and, along with the perfect art, absolutely begs to be made into a story.