June 20: Flash Fiction Challenge – Waiting


June 20, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about having to wait. Who is waiting and what for? Think about how the wait impacts the character or the story. Go where the prompt leads!

It was Godot all over again. I was at the agreed meeting spot, in a city I didn’t know with the promise of so much.

I arrived early, thank goodness for GPS as it took me straight to the meeting place. Around me was busy, people going to and fro, cafes packed with engaged couples and lone readers buried in their texts oblivious to all around them.

I needed this job, I waited, growing ever impatient but for how long?

I checked my messages.

Looked up left and right.

I felt powerless, unable to budge, in case he came.


Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2019/06/21/june-20-flash-fiction-challenge/

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16 Responses to June 20: Flash Fiction Challenge – Waiting

  1. crimsonprose says:

    Ah, that waiting, waiting, not wanting to abandon the wait for fear as soon as you do … You capture it well

  2. Liz H says:

    I love that first line–great hook!

  3. Sadje says:

    I can feel the frustration though your words. Well written!

  4. rugby843 says:

    Godot all over again, priceless

  5. I think I’m not in the selection of people that get the godot reference, but I must say it sounds like your character is about to go for a life of crime!

  6. I’ve and been there myself as I’m sure many have. It can be so frustrating.

  7. Charli Mills says:

    Michael, you capture that sense of anxiety for waiting and worry for when the wait is over. Good tension! I did have to look up the play about Waiting for Godot, but good to learn of it.

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