Flash Fiction #272



The American Military had to assign rocket scientist, Werner von Braun a driver, when he was late for a meeting – which he called!

Concerned officials eventually located him at a traffic light, with his foot on the car’s brake.  He had had an idea, and his mind had taken him somewhere other than his meeting.  The light was green just as they arrived, and he was oblivious to the traffic that was flowing past him in all directions.

My brain, with its three squirrels running on two wheels, envies him his ability to concentrate.  I occasionally need a minder also.


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

28 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #272

  1. James McEwan says:

    Concentration is best done in private and safety.

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  2. Rivergirl says:

    I’ve never had trouble concentrating but can’t say I’ve ever frozen in place like that.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Nor have I Albert Einstein was isolated in a German Patent Office, and Stephen Hawking was locked out of his body, and into his mind. It’s when great thinkers have great thoughts – present husband excepted. 😉 🙂

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  3. jillyfunnell says:

    Maybe Werner’s squirrels have left the building.

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  4. msjadeli says:

    Funny one. At least what’s crawling around in there is warm-blooded.

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  5. Bill says:

    Of course. He was a he. We are incapable of multitasking, but we try to be like them. 🙂 Well done, Archon.

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  6. I’d bet the other motorists must have had the choicest things to say about his concentration.

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  7. I love when an idea grabs you. I’m not him, but still… A very creative take on the prompt!

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  8. granonine says:

    That would be my husband. When the idea comes, he has to address it. I do most of the driving 🙂

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  9. GHLearner says:

    The other drivers probably wanted to shoot him to the moon… Very interesting take.

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  10. i b arora says:

    focus that’s what we often miss

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  11. Dear Archon,

    I thought I was the only one with three squirrels in their wheels running her brain.



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