#FlashFictionFriday – Vol. 59: KISS ME A SMILE

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This is for week fifty-nine 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.

So this prompt totally reminded me of the Cows on Parade exhibit all over Chicago when I was in my late teens. Funny story, I was hanging in the city with some friends and one of them climbed onto one of the cows. A security guard came out and yelled at us. Lol. I found this story really fun to write about, I’m almost tempted to write a little more. 🙂

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

KISS ME A SMILE (159 words)

Chicago, 1999

The ‘L’ train whipped past Quintan, the rush of wind ruffling his trench. He didn’t move—the doors opened then closed. Why bother? His home was empty. Andrea had left him.

Quintan looked up. He hadn’t noticed the purple-haired girl with shredded jeans standing next to him. Her honey-brown eyes twinkled and suddenly her lips were on his. She tasted of caramel and mint. Before Quintan could fall any deeper, the girl pulled away and took off.

“Wait!” He gave chase down the platform stairs, metal clanging beneath his boots until he stopped in the Chicago streets. But she was gone. Quintan touched his mouth, the warmth of her lips still there. And then he laughed. Incredible.

A teenage boy came up to him, handed him a note and walked off without a word. What next?

He read the note: You looked like you needed that.

Quintan stuffed the note in his pocket and walked home smiling.


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8 Responses to #FlashFictionFriday – Vol. 59: KISS ME A SMILE

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Aw cute. I was thinking though, could a guy get away with doing the sme thing? Probably not. I think you’d have to be a woman/girl to get away with kissing some random guy. Most girls would get creeped out if some random kissed them out of nowhere, unless he was exceptionally hot, but even then . . .

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  2. Awww, such a sweet story. I am sure that made his day much brighter! Getting a smooch from a purple haired girl when life seems to be at the lowest. Great story, Vanessa! I enjoyed reading this!

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  3. That was great. Your descriptions in this one were immersive and moved the story nicely.

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  4. samratkel says:

    “the platform stairs, metal clanging beneath his boots” so easy to visualise and hear!

    @Samantha/samratkel from
    Shadow Realities

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