Every week, Charli Mills hosts the Rough Writers and Friends flash fiction challenge at Carrot Ranch. The February 2 challenge: In 99 words (no more, no less,) write a story about a rock in the road.
Jane trudges wearily, wondering what on earth made her think a walk was a good idea. It’s cold but she’s hot.Troubles has clearly never been leash-trained; she’s not sure who’s walking who. It’s a pretty day, but it would be just as beautiful from the backyard.
She realizes what the problem REALLY is as she comes abreast of a boulder jutting dangerously into the travel lane. She perches on it and breathes a sigh as she works her shoe off and shakes out a surprisingly tiny pebble.
“Much better,“she says.Troubles whuffs happily and pulls her onward.
This is a vignette from The Life and Times of Jane Doe. More flashes from other writers, and Charli’s great posts, can be found at the link above.