Flash Fiction #23

Bench & water







Bob liked to walk down to the little Marine Memorial park for a smoke. He should give the filthy things up completely, and was down to a couple a day.  He actually enjoyed the fresh air.

He liked to read the commemorative plaques. For an inland little Ohio town, with only a pond not much bigger than a bathtub, it had produced a large number a famous Naval Officers.

He glanced out across the water.  What??!  This wasn’t Loch Ness.  That can’t be a monster!  Wait!  A Russian submarine??  Weren’t the Swedes looking for one??  How did it get here?


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


20 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #23

  1. Dear Archon,

    Now I’d like to know how a Russian submarine made it to a pond in Ohio. Good trick. Perhaps it’s not tobacco in that cigarette. 😉




  2. Hey Grumpy Old Dude, things have obviously heated up in Ohio since we moved a year or so ago! Never had a Russian sub even in Lake Erie! 🙂



  3. Margaret says:

    Maybe all those famous naval officers drew their attention. Good story.


  4. It does feel a bit like a Dirk or Kurt story! Nice one 😀 And I shall be wondering all day just how that sub got there. Perhaps Jack Ryan had a hand in it? 😉


  5. Ah, very topical!


  6. An underground waterway system? Many questions make a good story.


  7. Archon, Where is John Paul Jones when you need him? That should make the local and national papers and give a giant boost to tourism. 😀 Humorous and well written. 🙂 — Susan


  8. Archon's Den says:

    Thanx Susan. These old eyes only write what they see, and I saw a chances to link a current event to a Flash Fiction. Even the ‘Commemorative Plaques’ are just pictures of birds, with plastic over them, so that the birds’ ‘comments’ can be wiped off. 😯


  9. Lori says:

    I enjoyed this! And thanks for the like at lorinotes.wordpress.com–


  10. Why are so many of the comments crying foul on the concept of a Russian submarine in an American pond? If they can put a sub in the White House…


    • Archon's Den says:

      It’s like religion. It goes against what they ‘know’, what they want, what they expect. It’s the ‘What’s worse, ignorance or apathy.’ question. – Don’t know. Don’t Care! 😛


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