Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – The Museum of Upper Slobyabib.


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On my recent world trip with my aging but enthusiastic neighbour Edna Ross, whose enthusiasm waned somewhat when she discovered we would be sharing accommodation.

On our second day, we visited the museum of Upper Slobyabib. To our dismay there appeared only one entrance, which demanded NO ENTRY in large letters. Our map indicated another entry point, but it was hidden behind a souvenir shop.

Once inside, the museum was magnificent. The Republic of Upper Slobyabib was an ancient republic with a history going back a long way.

Edna was fascinated by the traditional costumes having been a seamstress in her younger days.

We found it difficult to find the exit, and after much investigation found it hidden behind the 16th Century exhibition of battle implements.

Back at our hotel, I was subjected to Edna’s photo record of our visit. This was something I was to bear for the rest of our trip.


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/08/20/fffaw-challenge-179th/

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15 Responses to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – The Museum of Upper Slobyabib.

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    Museum games – enter a certain era in history and exit from another 🙂

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Can’t say it’s convinced me to rush off to Slobyabib for a visit! Good fun Michael 🙂

  3. Lavanya says:

    I love museums but Edna might make me pause. Sound like a fun trip!

  4. Hahahaha! He has to endure Edna’s pictures! I have a feeling it will be a long vacation! LOL! Great story, Michael!

  5. michael1148humphris says:

    Perhaps Enda’s photo’s could be dispatched to this site for prompts. I enjoyed read this story.

  6. rugby843 says:

    You had me at the first sentence😊☺️

  7. He’ll just have to grin and bear it I guess, or grimace and bare it.

  8. syncwithdeep says:

    hahha.. Michael.. the opening was the spark

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