Flash Fiction – Part 4

All Dressed Up – and Everyone’s Gone






I stared at the picture, waiting for it to say something to me, so that I could say something about it.

I thought and thought – but nothing! Gahh, writer’s block.

It should be easy. Pretty little plaza, decorated for a celebration of some sort….but wait, where are all the gaily-dressed people? Oh dear, I’ve seen all these movies, the UFO just landed, the rebels launched poison-gas shells, the drug cartel took hostages.

No, no, it’s just siesta time. Soon, as it cools, Mariachis will play, children will cavort, senoritas will swirl and tequila will flow. Ay caramba, all’s well, ole!


32 thoughts on “Flash Fiction – Part 4

  1. BrainRants says:

    Another good twist, Archon, and great attention to detail too.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I begin to understand authors who say that their stories didn’t go anywhere near where they intended. There’s a little old lady, way up the alley, probably suspicious of, and keeping an eye on the gringo photographer. 🙂


  2. aFrankAngle says:

    Love it as it is so Archonian! …. thus you have a mind for this weekly challenge.


  3. Anita says:

    I love All is Well! Very positive thoughts!


  4. mscwhite says:

    The conversational tone really caught my attention! Well played!


  5. Nan Falkner says:

    Good Vibes on this story – funny. Siesta is very important! I really did like this tale! Nan 🙂


  6. Alice Audrey says:

    We think too much alike.


  7. Oh indeed.. it has to be alien.. it has to be that.


  8. Nothing beats a good nap, especially at siesta time. Mañana is a good time to write a story anyway.



  9. Dear Archon,

    A siesta’s good for breaking writer’s block. 😉 Cute and honest.




  10. 1jaded1 says:

    Very creative and yay for everything being well.


  11. Great comment on our writings. Clever.


  12. Good story with a great happy ending. 🙂 You “really” studied this picture. I never noticed that woman. Well done. 🙂


  13. Kind of creepy that all was silent, then Ta-Da! Good ending to a quiet story.


  14. P.S. I noticed the people way at the end of the street and tried to work them in, no ideas came. You did a great job.


  15. atrm61 says:

    Ha!Ha!Enjoyed this light hearted take on the prompt-very creative even with your so -called writer’s block 😉


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