Flying Monkeys (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)

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!

Illustration by W.W. Denslow, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1900). Photo courtesy of University of Virginia Library. Public Domain.

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.



Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

8 thoughts on “Flying Monkeys (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)”

  1. I can relate with Jane! Good thing she didn’t have to bring ID to back up her voter registration, although she could use a paystub and one more piece of address ID. I was ready to call in the flying monkeys and I will after this election! I do not believed our system is rigged, but it does cut out the transients whether homeless, in between places or living the RV life. Great flash. Gotta go check updates!


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