Flash Fiction #13

And He Lightly Touched Down









His parents had worked their butts off to pay for four years of British boarding school.

He had worked his butt off for four years to achieve impressive grades.  He had studied hard, and absorbed everything he could to prepare himself for his career.

He had several employment irons in the fire back in California, and a couple of confirmed interviews.  If all went well, he would soon be earning enough to repay his parents.

Here he was, winging his way home, and on to fame and fortune.  If only he were as confident as he told himself he was.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a 100 word story.


This can be considered Chapter 2, following my May 29 Flash Fiction #7 post, Stepping Up, Stepping Down.

11 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #13

  1. Dear Archon,

    I’ve heard it said, ‘Fake it, til you make it.’ I’d say this young man is on his way. Nicely done.




    • Archon's Den says:

      I was going to paraphrase, “Steadily, steadily, steadily, onward,” but that outcome is not one to quote in this situation. How about, “I think I can, I think I can!”?? Thanx for another head-pat. 😆


  2. Maree Gallop says:

    I’m sure he’ll make it, the thought of his parents scorn might spark him into action. Well done!


  3. Sometimes that’s all it takes – telling yourself you’re as good as anybody else. Good tale.


  4. Archon, This sounds like a success story so far, but it also sounds like he’s a perfectionist which can lead to trouble. He needs to just take one day at a time. That’s about all most of us can handle. Seems his parents have passed their stress on to him. Good and well-written story. 🙂 —Susan


    • Archon's Den says:

      My own lack of income and accomplishment proves I’m not one of them, but I’ve met a few of these *driven* achievers, whose “planned” lives began with their parents. They have to enter a spot in their organiser to take a deep breath. Some are stressed and rebellious. Others seem to thrive on it. I thrive on compliments. Thanx for yet another. 😀


  5. aFrankAngle says:

    It’s always deeper than the surface … well done!


  6. But in the end, satisfaction is never achieved by meeting the expectations of others. If what you have now is what you wished to be, you win…


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