November 2: Flash Fiction Challenge The Old Chair.


November 2, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story a chair on a porch. Why is it there, and what might it mean? Think about using it as a prop or the main thrust of your story.


When his dad died, and he inherited the house, there were so many reminders of his dad. The one that impacted on him the most was the old wicker chair on the front porch. It was here that his dad sat most afternoons watching the neighbourhood go by. The two of them had sat there in his dad’s declining years talking over world issues and reminiscing about the good old days of his childhood.  The old chair was plenty worn, but he left it there. He found he needed it there, if made him feel close to his dad.


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13 Responses to November 2: Flash Fiction Challenge The Old Chair.

  1. I can identify with this Michael though it was my Grandfather’s chair in front of the fire.

  2. Charli Mills says:

    Such a vivid memory, I can see it, too as the narrator realizes the chair’s value. Great flash, Michael!

  3. Charli Mills says:

    Ha! I like that idea! It’s true!

  4. Norah says:

    Reminders like that are comforting. Not that we need them to remember – just to comfort. Nice.

  5. I definitely understand mementos like that. More comforting than anything else, but a good feeling.

  6. Ruth Cox says:

    It is hard to let go of a loved one completely. Yes, I would hang on to his chair too.

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