Flash Fiction # 72


PHOTO PROMPT – © J Hardy Carroll


C’mon Carol!  Ya don’t gotta be scared.  There’s no ghosts out here, an’ even if there was, they’d be good ghosts, that’d help you.

This is where they bury Army sojers who died gettin’ us peace an’ freedum.  Daddy says they went all over the world.

Some peepul put up little flags to honor them.  Daddy says up in Canada, sometimes they put up little red flowers called poppies.

It’s okay, we can play here.  They don’t mind.  In fack they’re happy that we can.  Whenever I come here, I always feel nice an’ safe an’ potected.  Happy Veterans’ Day!


Childhood innocence, and the freedom to play, and feel safe and protected, perhaps some of the most important, but only a few of the many things in my November 11th post, that we should remember are guaranteed to us by the selfless actions of those in our Armed Forces.  SALUTE!


If you’d like to try this 100 word Flash Fiction, go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete story in the hundred words, (More or less) and join the Friday Fictioneers.


23 thoughts on “Flash Fiction # 72

  1. Sightsnbytes says:

    nice job on this one!


  2. gahlearner says:

    I love the disclaimer of the kid that there are no ghosts, but if there are, they are good ghosts. Lovely and moving story, and, as always, great voices.


  3. jellico84 says:

    Beautifully written!


  4. Dear Archon,

    I love the voice in this. The miss-spells give it the feel of a paper written by a child. I like that.




  5. draliman says:

    Nicely written, and good use of the misspellings to indicate a child.


  6. A great story and a great tribute. Well done!


  7. Jan Brown says:

    I like the child’s voice in this story. A very apt Veterans Day salute!


    • Archon's Den says:

      The child’s voice justified the Veterans’ sacrifices. After I published, I thought I might have used ‘gots to’ instead of ‘gotta’, to make it even more childlike. I’m sure I could have excised one other word. 😕

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  8. A very nice tribute on Veteran’s Day.


  9. BrainRants says:

    You know I like this one.


  10. I concur–only good ghosts hang out around places children play! Nice job with the dialect! 🙂


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