Carrot Ranch November 2 flash fiction challenge: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using flying monkeys as a device or phrase:
Jane’s eyes are glued to the computer screen. The library is oddly quiet tonight.
She’s ostensibly working on her research paper. Type one sentence, check one fact, return to election live updates. Add a citation, couple more sentences, tab back to the updates. She’ll have to use all the battery her phone has, back at her abandoned house, to track this all night.
So far, so good, for the address she used for voter registration. Now what she needs is a President who will address her issues.
Back to the tracking screen. Don’t make me call my flying monkeys!
This flash is a vignette from The Life and Times of Jane Doe. Fun flashes from other writers (who may be more original with the prompt than I was) can be found at the Carrot Ranch link above.