Flash Fiction #27








Richie had a real mania for anything related to films.  He’d even got an autograph from some kid who held a clapper stick.  He wasn’t hard to convince to come along on an artifact hunting expedition, but, the further we got from the city, the more reluctant he became.

“Why are we way out here?  There’s nothing connected to films in this run-down little village!”

“Sure there is.  They filmed some of the Transformers movies here.” I replied.  “See there.  That’s the changing room for Optimus Prime.  Maybe you could get a tailpipe, or a tire for your rec-room wall.”


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


23 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #27

  1. Sightsnbytes says:

    wow! Vivid imagination!


    • Archon's Den says:

      You might be right. I’ve never seen the old TV series, nor the recent movies, but that’s all I could come up with for this photo.

      BTW, are you aware that you’ve picked up several Freshly Pressed?? The daughter also got a couple, but told me that she received no notification. 😮 And KayJai got one too.


      • Sightsnbytes says:

        I had no idea…where do I find this to?


      • Archon's Den says:

        Cordelia’s Mom tells me that it was probably a WordPress malfunction, which she’s seen before. Somehow posts, perhaps ones they were considering for FreshPressed, but rejected, get put in the display. They are quickly removed, but possibly I saw them before they were. She says that WordPress still emails everyone who gets pressed. At least they’re looking at us. 😀


  2. Caerlynn Nash says:

    You never know what you might find in a pile of old junk. One man’s junk…. Nice story!


  3. And if you believe that one… 🙂 At least it got Richie out and about.



    • Archon's Den says:

      There’s a limit to how ‘complete’ these 100-word stories can be. Half the fun is making up the back-story. Does Richie smoke dope, is he despondent because his girlfriend broke up, is he a lethargic gamer? He needed some fresh air….and I needed a short story. 😀


  4. wildbilbo says:

    Just so long as no-one picks up any bits of Stephen King’s Christine, everyone should be fine…

    Nice work.


  5. aFrankAngle says:

    You certainly went outside the box with this on .. then again, that’s easy for you to do.


  6. Well, someone’s going to make a few bob out of that pile of ‘artefacts’. Good for them. I bet Richie owns some of ‘Bogart’s discarded cigarette butts’.


  7. Dear Archon,

    Nothing like a little retread to decorate a room. 😉




  8. Archon, Funny. He sounds like a real city person. He’ll probably never be happy with going unfamiliar places. Well written. 🙂 — Susan


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