It’s All in the Packaging (Jane Doe Flash Fiction Mashup)

Jane hesitates at the entrance to the marina, fighting impostor syndrome. But the Lake Union Dreamboats antique yacht show is free and open to anyone, and it’s something to do.

Sleek vessels line the piers, shining even under cloud cover, and her breath catches as she steps aboard the Sea Mist and takes in the tiny space. Efficiency kitchen only big enough for one, built-in bed and furniture, handmade throws, gleaming teak, fresh flowers. Do people really keep flowers in vases with water at sea?

It’s not much bigger than her own tent, but what a difference accoutrements make.

Photo: terimakasih0

If you’re a regular reader, you know I regularly participate in two flash fiction challenges: the Rough Writers and Friends 99-word challenge and the Six Sentence Stories flash fiction linkup and blog hop. This week, I pulled off using the cues for each (“sea mist” and “vessel” respectively) in one story that is both 99 words and six sentences long. Go, me!


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.

9 thoughts on “It’s All in the Packaging (Jane Doe Flash Fiction Mashup)”

  1. There’s no lumps in that mash!
    I like how this character is always hanging in there despite her tough circumstances. What a great cost free way to spend the afternoon. Of course it is despicable how much those boats cost to own and maintain.

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  2. Worlds that move and home within arms length. Its an interesting lifestyle, living on a boat, did it for a few years. (Was a commercial fishing boat, so not so many vases with flowers…
    Jane should stow away…though I suspect that doesn’t happen as much as some of us would prefer to believe did, at one time.
    Good Six, yo

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