New Year’s Eve Flash Bash

I hope you don’t mind but I feel the urge to submit two pieces, yes I know it’s being greedy but the fare you present is so tempting…


All photos: (c) Lorraine

Flash One: In 25 words or less: Using one of the photos provided, write a story in 25 words or less. Beginning, middle and end.


My neighbours were very ordinary. One played violin the other double bass.

On New Year’s Eve they jammed. Auld Lang Syne never sounded so good.


Flash Four: Traditional Fare: Using one of the photos provided, write a story of 100 to 150 words.


Haggatha hated all things Christmas, New Year and birthdays. Birthdays she found particularly irksome. The numbers she sensed were deliberately set against her.

So each year she was the scrooge of her street. She frowned and mumbled ‘humbug’ a lot. She didn’t decorate, she didn’t buy gifts for her neighbours, she didn’t bake and she didn’t make, anything.

Rather she sat in her house of misery and scowled a lot.

She wore her drabbest clothes on Christmas day and wasn’t afraid to be seen in such. She kept her best expressions on that day, her face twisted in dislike as though she’d eaten crab apples instead of pink ladies.

On Christmas morning she found a package on her front step.


Merry Christmas Miss Haggatha

Have a lovely day

Amanda (Next Door)


Inside was a small Christmas Tree. So moved someone thought of her she hung it on her front door.


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9 Responses to New Year’s Eve Flash Bash

  1. Not greedy at all. Everyone was welcome to come back for seconds or thirds.
    Lovely responses. Hope you enjoyed your time at the party.

  2. wordwitch88 says:

    Love the responses …. and isn’t this supposed to be a buffet?? LOL ….great prompt with wonderful images and lots of different “dips” to choose from …. 😀

  3. julespaige says:

    Music is soother!
    As for your second flash…sometimes all it takes is just a little kindness. 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by my offerings. Some days are more ying, others yand and some are a fair balance 😉

  4. Stacy Lynn says:

    great flash…both of them. really enjoyed the character you fleshed out in the second one.

    stacy lynn mar

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