Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #100


Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from artbyrandy at Morguefile.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows an old man in a lush park setting. He has long white hair and a long white beard and is dressed in back with a guitar hanging around his neck and a bouquet of flowers in one hand.


Matt was always ready for any contingency. Today was no different. Clean clothes and a suit jacket would give him entry into any restaurant. He had flowers with him to cheer up his would-be dinner companions. And the guitar was there to amuse them if they decided to make a picnic of it.

He went to the front door and knocked. The door was opened up by a woman who gave him a beaming smile.

“Come on in Matt. They are just getting ready”

Two boisterous boys ran to welcome their surrogate grandpa.

“Let’s go to the park, Matt. Mom has readied a picnic basket for us”

They went and had a fun-filled day.

Matt had started to visit the children when they lost their father in a road accident. The same accident which cost Matt his left leg.

Now they made a good supper system for each other.




Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #99


Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Frantisek_Krejci at Pixabay.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a man’s hands, where there are coins in the palm of one hand and a finger on the other hand is touching the coins.

Soul for sale for a few pennies

Morals, values, principles all

Just give me a generous offer

I will trade my essence at a bargain

My love of money and all the luxuries

It can buy, overpowers my scruples and principals

I want to look after only the number one

The rest are of no value to me at all


How unwise were my choices, how unworthy

Now with all the money in my possession

I cannot trade peace of mind or serenity of spirit

Take this money and return my soul to me




Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #98

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from the Google Photo Frame.For the visually challenged writer, the image is the drawing of a girl’s face. The girl appears to be lying on her side.


supposedbring.wouldanywhere.desperationtransmissionwhichhoveringbeyond surveillancedetection systems of humans.

excuses, find her. She holds the key to our survival” came the answer to her request.

M/748 didn’t know where else she should look. Passing a bookstore, she suddenly came face to face with a large poster bearing her likeness. She went into the store. The photo was displayed on the new book, launched that very day.

She bought a copy and discovered that this was a mythical girl who was supposed to save the universe. The high command in her planet had their lines crossed and had read a preview of this story and took it as a true fact.

She wondered how she can break the news to them!




Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #97

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from lovini at Pixabay.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a gingerbread man in a bathtub full of miniature marshmallows in a gingerbread house.


The invasion of privacy was unacceptable. How dare they come into my bathroom when I was enjoying my relaxing soak. To say I was upset would be an understatement. I was livid and in my anger, I let off a stream of angry words which I regretted the next day. And to top insult with injury, they took a photo of me too. What is the world coming to?

Now I see myself in all my gingerbread glory pasted all over the social media sites. This is a high price to pay for stardom.

I think I will sue those pesky reporters.




Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #96

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Victor Moriyama at the New York Times.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows people seen in individual units through the large windows of a multi-unit apartment building.


A slice of urban life shows you so much diversity

Here you can see how each individual spends their evening

Some are still busy at work, while others at household chores

A lonely being staring through the window and dreaming

Some living spaces empty still, waiting for their inhabitants

Each person living this life faces similar challenges

Yet they deal with them in their own special way

Their goals and objectives in life could be different

But they work hard to get where they want to be in life

Is this a race with no winners?

Or just an effort to survive till not?




Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #95

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Forgottenx at DeviantArt.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows the shadow of a person who is on the other side of a translucent curtain and is cutting through the curtain with a pair of scissors.


I am tired of being segregated

You are on the other side, keeping me here

Am I not good enough to mix with you and your

My color is different so I should be different too

I speak another language so you think I am beneath you

I want to rip out all these barriers and walls between us

We all are members of the same human race

Let’s celebrate our differences instead of using them

To cause divide amongst ourselves




Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #94

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Ryan McGuire at Pixabay.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a person who has partially jumped into an upper dryer along a row of stacked dryers at a laundromat.


Where was it?

Jack held his phone light at an angle and methodically searched all nooks and crannies of the dryer. But couldn’t see it anywhere.


did you find it?”

“I am looking sweetheart, I am sure I will find it. Don’t worry “

“I have a confession to make, Jack”

“What now!” He said, a sinking feeling in the pit of his stomach.

“I just found it in the pocket of my jeans. I’m sorry I put you to all that trouble!”

“Then why didn’t you start the conversation with this”, he said angrily.

“I was just having fun with you. You should be relieved that you don’t have to buy me another engagement ring!”

Tracy’s laugh on the other end was cut off as he ended the call.




Friday Flashback- Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge- 43

I am sharing this post from 4 December 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback


FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo.

This image is one I happened across on Flickr and it intrigued me. I’m not sure I can even begin to describe it other than to say it’s rather bizarre and surreal. But here it is:49276C8D-6263-4ED5-9B15-371A5F48D0E9


Old Tom was foul of mouth and loose of tongue 

He would find flaws of friends and family and flaunt them abroad 

So many had tried to warn him of the consequences of bad mouthing others

But he couldn’t help his nature that took pleasure in inflicting pain

And then a day came when he went too far and insulted someone who was known to have special powers

She just raised her eyebrow at him, chiding gently to beware of words

Spoken without regard to the feelings of others can bring the worst of ill luck

Tom laughed at this gentle reprimand but that was the last time he did

Forks and knives, skewers and pins needles twisted from air

Sewing his mouth shut forever by weaving in and out of that foul mouth 

Did he regret his harsh and cruel words some wonder

The malice in his eyes makes it doubtful that he learned from his misfortune 





Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #93

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from StreetRealityPhotogr at DeviantArt.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a woman on a foggy day standing and waiting at a bus stop sign.


Approaching dusk and impending fog

She is nervously waiting for the bus, alone

She sees many vehicles pass by but no sign of the bus

Suddenly she is startled by a tap on her shoulder

“Lisa! You here! I can’t believe my eyes”, he said

She smiles a happy smile as she realizes who he is

A friend from long ago now seems like a knight to rescue

He offers to give her a ride and also shared a meal




Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge- 92

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Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Jordan_Singh at the visually challenged writer, the image shows a young girl walking along a sandy path at night with tall grasses on either side. In one hand she’s holding a suitcase and in her other hand she’s carrying four or five glowing ballons that resemble planets in our solar system.


I have packed my bag

And carried my world with me

I am waiting for you to show me the way

It is dark but I carry my light with me

Come quickly for I am young and impatient

Come before I lose my faith and trust in you