Flash Fiction #149


PHOTO PROMPT © Victor and Sarah Potter


He liked to come up here to contemplate. It was nice and quiet, away from the family, the fuss, the TV, the pets and the noise.

He wanted to think about finances, things like total family income, proposed home renovations, future school expenses – possibly even the advisability of changing careers.

He’d just settle back into this big comfortable easy chair, and consider the whichness of the why….

….What’s that, honey?? Bedtime??!  How did that happen?  As his Grandfather used to say –

When I works, I works hard.
When I plays, I plays strong.
But when I thinks, I falls asleep.


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

33 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #149

  1. James McEwan says:

    When all the thinking’s done – sleep is best. I enjoyed this.


  2. BrainRants says:

    I see you’ve been spying on me.


  3. Great little thought-provoking tale – although I couldn’t really see a link to the photo prompt. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


    • Archon's Den says:

      Thanx. It would have provoked even more thoughts….but I dozed off. 😉
      Sorry about the photo, but there’s nothing I can do – except blame WordPress. I paid the monthly fee. I guess it’s like a bad pun – everybody else got it. 😛


  4. Jim Wheeler says:

    Reminds me of an old saying my wife introduced me to:

    If wishes were horses, we all would ride.


  5. Sarah Ann says:

    Such a great story. If only grandfather’s words were true for all. Unfortunately, when I think, I stay awake.


  6. That’s beautiful 🙂 I must show it to my husband, as he falls asleep at his work station quite often. Just as well he’s self-employed!


  7. Dale says:

    And all that time I thought they were sitting there with their “nothing box”…

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Dear Archon,

    Everyone needs a place to fall asleep…I mean…think. Nicely done.




  9. Ha ha ha ha. You must do a series on Grandpa’s wisdom please!


    • Archon's Den says:

      I was just looking for the little booklet he did about, How To Win Friends And Influence People. It included;
      If you open it, close it.
      If you take it out, put it away.
      If you borrow something, return it – refilled.
      If you use the last of something, get more, or tell someone.
      If you break something, admit it, so that someone can repair it.
      If you ask for a favor, say Please.
      If someone does you a favor, say Thank You.
      There’s a bunch more. I’ll find it and post it later. Grandpa had lots of friends – real friends, not just people who clicked ‘Like’ on Facebitch. 😛

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Dan Bohn says:

    I like the way Honey’s Hubby thinks. This is a fun read.


  11. granonine says:

    Delightful. My husband would completely understand 🙂


  12. Roy says:

    Hahha. Enjoy completely 👍😀


  13. Diamond S says:

    Wow, great work. Check out my blog!


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