March 8: Flash Fiction Challenge – Full Of Hot Air


March 8, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a balloon. It can be a party balloon or a hot air balloon. How does it add to your story? Go where the prompt leads.

He was so full of hot air he could have easily floated off and never be seen again.

For him, it was all about the gusto of being who he was or who he thought he was.

“BS baffles brains,” he would say, as he’d go into another tale where he humiliated some hapless soul unaware of his egotistical motives.

It came as no surprise to anyone when his balloon did bust. It was spectacular, sudden and left him a shadow of his former self. Exposed and vulnerable, his descent and flatulent self becoming a source of embarrassing ridicule.


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14 Responses to March 8: Flash Fiction Challenge – Full Of Hot Air

  1. Billy Mac says:

    well done Michael

  2. Fandango says:

    As they say, what goes up, must come down.

  3. floridaborne says:

    I think that yesterday, I was that guy. Ugh! 🙂

  4. Nicole says:

    This one gives me hope!

  5. The bigger they are, the harder they POP!

  6. Charli Mills says:

    The rise and fall of an ego. Your flash is also a perfect three-act story — he begins; something happens; he ends in a different state of being.

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