Flash Fiction # 129


PHOTO PROMPT © Jellico’s Stationhouse


Hurry up, already. We’ll be late for lecture.  Why don’t you buy an electric moped?

There was no use saying it out loud. It was always the same.  It took Lenny as long as it took, almost ten minutes.

In that amount of time, we could have walked across campus and got a coffee with the blonde twins.

I really don’t understand some people’s enthralment with Steampunk. What genius builds his own steam-powered bicycle, and carries coal around in his backpack?  Where do you even buy coal??

Finally, like the Little Engine – I think I can, I think I can….


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 # 129

  1. Steampunk? That is the first time I have read a flash fiction piece with Steampunk referenced in it. Very inventive, Archon.


  2. jellico84 says:

    Love it! 🙂 ❤ The whole idea of a steam bike is sooo cool! Makes me want to hop on and give it a spin. Hmm, do I still have that bucket of coal I got for Christmas….?


  3. aFrankAngle says:

    LOL …. Definitely Archonian, which is why I love it.


  4. Good one! The “cool dude” and his antique-enthralled foil.


  5. goroyboy says:

    For some reason your story made me think of Willie Wonka. 🙂


  6. Liz Young says:

    The Little Engine That Could – are you really old enough to quote that?


    • Archon's Den says:

      Sadly, honestly, yes. I turn 73 this year (I hope). I was born in 1944, and my Mother read this to me in the late ’40s. It was published in 1930.
      I thought about including ‘That Could,’ but I’d have had to play with the word count. I figured that anyone who got it didn’t need the extra.
      Thanx for reading, and remembering. 🙂


  7. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Ha, nice take on the prompt. Enjoyed this story.


  8. Sarah Ann says:

    I think it’s a determined genius who carries coal in his backpack. Absolutely love the idea of a steam punk bicycle. Really enjoyed reading.


  9. The Hook says:

    Beautifully done, AD.


    • Archon's Den says:

      Thanx, guy. Did the Americans throw you back? Are you coming or going? Often I don’t know, about myself. You may have noted that I blamed credited Shimoniac with the theme. 😛


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