Flash Fiction #267

PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast


Please ensure mind is in motion before engaging mouth.

I’m tryin’ to think, but nuthin’s happenin’!

Did I actually have my shit together in my youth, and only now is it coming unravelled quicker than a knitted sock the cat found?

Or was I always this spun, and I have just finally achieved clarity?

Old age is like waking from an epic drunk, on someone else’s couch.  It takes at least an hour for reality to come into sharp focus.

Do not operate heavy any equipment while under the influence.  Squirrel-brain is normal.  Afternoon naps are a proven effective treatment.


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

25 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #267

  1. Newbloggycat says:

    Yes to afternoon naps 😴 💤 💤


  2. Rivergirl says:

    I’d love to nap, but I have a hard enough time sleeping at night.


    • Archon's Den says:

      That’s why I take regular, afternoon naps, I don’t sleep well at night. If the wife doesn’t snore, her CPAP machine does. 😯
      When my Mother was my age, she’d give bed a half-hour try. If she didn’t fall asleep, she’s go to the living room, zip herself into a sleeping bag, sit in a big wing-back chair, stick a pillow behind her head, and read. If she dozed off – good! If she didn’t, at least she was warm and comfy.
      I have a recliner chair, and a llama-wool blanket that’s as light as a Kleenex, but toasty warm. 😀

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  3. having not slept in five days, I feel this one. Good story.


  4. …which reminds me, it’s siesta time again! Nice one.


  5. Bill says:

    You have my support. Whether I’m conscious or aware Today I did everything right, except click on publish. It was early. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dear Archon,

    Sometimes the magic works…




  7. Love the afternoon naps as I get older!


  8. granonine says:

    Thank goodness for humor during what could be a most freary time of life!


  9. ahtdoucette says:

    Squirrel brain! I have definitely been there.


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