December 1: Flash Fiction Challenge – A Gross Injustice.


December 2, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about something or someone not allowed. Maybe it’s about gender, race or other intolerance. Maybe it’s the cat who paws at the door, but not allowed inside. Maybe it’s a trail where dogs are not allowed. Go light, go dark, go where the prompt leads you.


I was good at sport. I played in the top teams. I was one of the first picked. But I was never made captain. No matter my success I was overlooked for lesser players.

I wasn’t the right sort of chap I was told. I came from the wrong side of the tracks. My background they said was dodgy.

I was far too working class to be considered. So lesser players were selected and I was ignored. A good team player. That was my lot.

I resigned myself to my fate. But underneath I fumed at the gross injustice.


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9 Responses to December 1: Flash Fiction Challenge – A Gross Injustice.

  1. Charli Mills says:

    Thank you, Michael! I was hoping to get different perspectives. The working poor have been stifled and your flash shows the silent impact.

  2. Lyn says:

    Yes, really good take on the prompt Michael, and it sounds as it might be from personal experience. More fools them I say.

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  4. Norah says:

    So many times a “book is (unfairly) judged by its cover. Well done.

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