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I’ve never written flash fiction before myself, so I’ve posted mine for this week below. Also be sure to post a link from your blog to #flashfictionfriday to join others who’ll be putting out their snappy fiction today. You’ll see mine in my Twitter feed to the right. If anyone is a pro on this style of writing, feel free to post tips…I may be inclined to make this a regular Friday challenge. Are you game?
THE BOOK TOUR (150 words)
I’m in love with Hugh Somerset, award-winning romance novelist. Sapphire eyes, tousled hair, broad-shouldered, a dimple. My heart is his.
At the back of the bookstore I wait. The scent of coffee lingers, voices chatter, paperbacks surround me. Bliss.
Every signing is the same. He reads an excerpt, the familiar sound like a sweet embrace. Our eyes meet, he smiles. My breath catches.
Q & A. Feet shuffle. I wait in line—we move slowly. He smiles and signs, smiles and signs. So close. I calm the flutter in my chest. My hand shakes as I hand him my book, our fingers touch. My insides ignite. After all this time, the feeling never fades.
He opens the book cover and I’m lost in his eyes.
“Who should I make it out to?” he asks.
“Carmen,” I say. “I’m your biggest fan.”
I love him. He just doesn’t know it yet.