July 5: Flash Fiction Challenge – Buttons


July 5, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes buttons. You can use the word plural or singular in different expressions, or focus on how buttons relate to a story. Go where the prompt leads.

“Oh my but who dressed you?”

“Why?” I would ask feeling rather put upon.

It would be at this stage my partner would point out the disaster she was looking at.

Buttons in wrong holes, buttons missing, my fly half opened and my jacket having no chance of being buttoned up due to my spreading girth.

Back to the drawing board, she’d go over me, like with a fine-toothed comb fixing up the errors I had carelessly made.

Buttons were the bane of my life. They’d pop off at inopportune times leaving a gaping hole into my inner soul.


Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2018/07/05/july-5-flash-fiction-challenge/


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14 Responses to July 5: Flash Fiction Challenge – Buttons

  1. robbiecheadle says:

    An interesting piece of writing, Michael.

  2. That is never a question with a satisfactory response. At least not for the questioner. Fun take.

  3. I loved the deepness of the character… and all about buttons! 😀

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Such great character development, Michael, and I love those last two lines.

  5. susansleggs says:

    You are so correct Michael, buttons always come off at the worst times. I feel for your guy.

  6. Michael, your last two lines make a great visual. Wow!

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