#FlashFictionFriday – Vol. 36: AN UNCONVENTIONAL LOVE

flash fic 36It’s week thirty-six of the flash fiction challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, check out their blog and join in or read others’ posts and be inspired.

I’m behind on my flash fiction, but I like to catch up and write anyway. You can click on their blog above and participate in the current weeks challenge. A lot of great writing and fun!

Read mine below and feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy!


The desert sun beat upon Eric’s back, he swore his skin sizzled beneath its rays. He wiped his brow before sweat rolled into his eyes. Metal clinked around him as picks struck the surrounding rocky trench—a dozen other workers swinging tools.

“Break time fellas,” called Wilton.

Gladly, Eric leaned against the trench wall, hiding in a sliver of shade as the sun descended lower. One more week and he’d have enough money for a ticket to California.


Eric looked up into a pair of hazel eyes. Maria Elena. She handed him the water ladle which he thankfully drank. For a month he’d looked forward to every break when she’d come around to offer the men refreshment. And every break she’d smile just for him. He wished for a moment alone—to whisper her name, to taste her lips. One more week to declare his love and convince her to go with him.

Can’t wait to read more? Check out my other flash fiction posts here.


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3 Responses to #FlashFictionFriday – Vol. 36: AN UNCONVENTIONAL LOVE

  1. Wonderful story Vanessa! I can see this happening, it is so vivid. I apologize for not reading this sooner. I have been waiting for the InLinkz linkup and then when I looked again this morning I realized you are catching up on the flash fiction challenges.

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