Flash Fiction #262



…. But the Contessa’s brother is left-handed – I showed that in chapter III, when I had him defend Uncle Auggie from that footpad.

She can’t approach the Duke, because I had her in Milan when the robbery occurred.

I could have Rodrigo, the valet, carry the message, but I’ve already showed that Duke Milburn refuses to converse with other noble’s servants.

Could my cook tell his cook?

Writing this historical fiction isn’t as easy as it seemed.  I should have put up that story-board when Bob suggested it.

Where’s a really good Deus ex Machina, when I truly need one?


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

11 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #262

  1. Good story. I used to love the Deus Ex games too!


  2. I keep a running note commentary as I write, chapter by chapter, and still get it wrong!


  3. Thanks for sharing, although I’m not sure what happened here.


    • Archon's Den says:

      Oh, it’s just a little cautionary tale about a guy who thinks that he’s an author, but won’t follow recommended guidelines, and paints writes himself into a corner. 😳

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      • Interesting. One day I’m going to try writing one of these 100-word stories. They look challenging though.

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      • Archon's Den says:

        Each of us is different. I don’t know what challenges you might face. I’ve often said that I am productive, rather than creative. One of the submitters once bragged that he’d had a perfect year – 52 weeks – 52 Flash Fictions. One of my better years, also. I got about 40, rather than my usual 30/35.

        Stories may be less than 100 words, but should not be much over. If I can come up with a theme, I can usually pad or prune it a bit. Each of my FFs has been exactly 100 words.

        Go ahead. Give it a go. I’m sure you have some in you. You have nothing to lose but your amateur standing. (Oh, right! We’re not being paid for these.) 😉

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  4. Lyn says:

    A writer’s life is not an easy one. All those rules… Chekov’s gun… pat the dog… do you go for audacity and originality or stick to the well known. No, no… flee the stereotype. Sometimes a plot looks like a pile of spare parts. 😁


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