Flash Fiction #14

Just Hangin’ Around

Cliff House





“Gecko House??  You have a house for your gecko?”  “No Bob, that’s what we call our mountain lodge in Tuscany.  It sticks to the cliff face.  You’ll see when you visit next month.”  He’d seen lots of lodges up in the mountains in Idaho – big deal.

Big deal indeed, him and his big mouth, the vibration of a passing truck should tumble that place into the gorge.  He’d heard the expression about being a fly on the wall.

He wondered if the beds had restraining straps.  He worried about rolling over in the middle of the night, and falling out…………!


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

22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #14

  1. Dear Archon,

    I’m afraid if I were Bob I’d keep going and then send his friend a nice note saying due to circumstances beyond his control he couldn’t make it. Nicely done.




  2. The height anxiety inside a house is always present in the place where the building is placed.


  3. Elizabeth says:

    Tuscany! You got good the o set the house.


  4. draliman says:

    Clever, “Gecko House”! It does appear somewhat precarious doesn’t it?


  5. Maybe the Title could have been “Just Hangin’ On” Randy


  6. A great story, Archon! Your images of how he was clinging to the cliff were so vivid I got vertigo reading them. Very funny and clever.


  7. Love the first line! This is a fun, light-hearted tale. Thank you!


  8. Archon, Funny story. 😀 I could see him strapping himself in at night. Well written. 🙂 —Susan


  9. aFrankAngle says:

    Who would ever want to live in that location?


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