Flash Fiction #105




Wow, where did this parking-lot puddle….uh, lake come from?? We haven’t had rain in weeks.

We had a big power failure here yesterday, caused by everybody running their air conditioners in this heat wave. Lasted for hours.

Yeah, so??

You know the big party store at the end of the mall? The one who claims he’s got tons of ice for your drinks?  After a couple of hours, his dead freezer started to leak.  He was yelling at people to take away as much ice for free, as they wanted.  Three guys with cartfuls, got that far, in the sun.


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


14 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #105

  1. Sightsnbytes says:

    in retrospect, bringing along a Coleman cooler would have been a great idea. funny post. I liked it


  2. Dear Archon,

    My dad used to tell a story of how when he was a schoolboy in Brooklyn he bought an ice cream bar from the Good Humor man at recess. Alas, the bell rang before he could finish it so he crammed the bar into his pocket. Your guys carrying the ice reminded me of that. Nicely done.




    • Archon's Den says:

      That would not have been ‘a pocketful of miracles.’ Better to have thrown the uneaten balance away.
      The nostalgia is free. Thank you for yet another read and approving comment. 🙂


  3. madamewriter says:

    Funny story, and man is it hot this summer!


  4. k rawson says:

    Too funny! That’s a lot of ice, but it is just about that hot 😉


    • Archon's Den says:

      The weather’s hot, but not my writing. This was the best I could do. Either it, or a one-paragraph joke about a Bible-thumper shop-owner needing to get Jesus to walk on water to bring those carts in. A bit confrontational, especially after the previous Atheist jokes post. 😳

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  5. BrainRants says:

    Always a guy who prioritizes cold beer over the rest of the world, right? Coors Light Uber Alles.


  6. ahtdoucette says:

    Fun story that explains a lot! Well, at least they tried.


  7. wmqcolby says:

    Hahahaha! Funny stuff, Archon. Crazy is what it is when people get free stuff.


    • Archon's Den says:

      You’re absolutely right! As a good Scotsman, I have to be careful, and rein myself in – and ask questions.
      “How much would that $1200 mattress cost if I didn’t take the ‘free’ TV??!” 😳


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