Flash Fiction #259



Good grief, what happened?  I hadn’t heard of any tornadoes, especially inside a mall.

The Governor finally signed the bill that ended the last COVID lockdown.  It was like a Taylor Swift concert.  People were lining up at the doors at 4:00 AM.  We had extra security, but Commerce was King.  Some folks showed excessive exuberance in revived retail therapy, getting rid of COVID haircuts at the salons, and walking out with new shoes.  It was all we could do to shove the last of them out at closing time.  No sense repairing it.  It’ll be like this again tomorrow.


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

15 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #259

  1. Lorraine says:

    Yep. I was in the big city today — it’s back to full capacity and full consumerism.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I’m still waiting. Our region is a ‘hot spot,’ with two universities and a huge Community College, with tens of thousands of ‘immigrant’ students, many from Asia. We also have a Regional Airport which receives flights from as far away as South America. Unlike Toronto International, it was never officially shut down. Second vaccination for wife and I is scheduled July 25. Best guess/hope for full reopening is after that. 😛


  2. Rivergirl says:

    I feel for small businesses right now. People are manic to get back to normal but they’re all understaffed and stressed trying to keep up.


  3. An explosion of pent up energy, nice take on the prompt


  4. Here in Virginia, restaurants are still having trouble finding employees.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I wonder why that is. I would think that laid-off workers would be anxious and grateful to get back to work. Have many of them found jobs in plastic-moulding plants – or an Amazon Wish-Fulfillment Center??! Many Amazon employees don’t last long. They’ll soon be back to being insulted at restaurants. 😉 😯

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  5. msjadeli says:

    Clever take on the prompt, Archon.


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