Flash Fiction #210


PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll


Jacob attributed his ongoing academic – and hoped for, future –success, to his ability to compartmentalize and prioritize his mind; family here, sports over there, and social in the back corner.

He was aware of the hot chick in science class, with the top and shorts that were so tight that even he had trouble breathing, but he had a physics exam to write.

He didn’t understand just how he did it, and felt somewhat sorry for those who couldn’t – only somewhat. Many of them just didn’t seem to try. Achievement is obtained through Focus: straight A’s first then go swimming.


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


22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #210

  1. Ihagh G. T. says:

    Jacob’s story is really inspiring… many people find it difficult succeeding in the midst of little side distractions they can really control

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  2. Good story Archon. I see how Jacob compartmentalized his mind.

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  3. Dear Archon,

    I loved this compartmentalized take on the prompt. I’m for anything that ends in swimming. 😉



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  4. Ah, so that’s the trick! Must learn to compartmentalise my thoughts. Nice, inventive take on the photo prompt. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  5. bearmkwa says:

    Study first, play later… the mantra I always had… but, then, I never had time to play.

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  6. msjadeli says:

    You’ve covered a lot of territory with great skill. I agree with the philosophy also.

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  7. He seems to have got his priorities right. The exam now, and swimming with the hot chick later!

    Here’s my tale!

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  8. granonine says:

    Compartmentalizing is one of the first things I had to do when I started working as a counselor. You just can’t have all that stuff active in your brain. Good one!

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  9. Dale says:

    This is something men are more adept at than women 😉

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