FFfAW – Week of 09-22-2015

FFfAW – Week of 09-22-2015

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Graham Lawrence.

woman painting

Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh
Copyright September 2015

She tried to concentrate on her painting, but she could hear soft noises from over by the large oak tree.

“Mommy?” came a little child’s voice. Then “Mommy, is that you?”

Barbie walked over to the tree to confront the intruders. Standing there was a cop holding a little girl’s hand. The little girl had red hair and freckles just like Barbie.

Barbie stared and the little girl said, “Mommy, I missed you!”

“Ma’am, I am sorry to intrude, but our investigation has dug up the information that this little girl is yours.”

“But my sister told me she drowned,” tears running down her face.

“When a report came through the station with the sighting of a little girl screaming that the woman wasn’t her mommy, they held them and investigated and found the drowning report. Your sister finally confessed.”

“Oh Bonnie, I’ve missed you so much.”


Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Tuesday.

3. Please credit photo to photographer

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.

5. Pingback to the challenge post in your story’s post.

6. This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.

7. Add your story to the InLinkz Link-up (Blue Froggy button). If you need link-up instructions, please email me at mepricelessjoy@gmail.com.

8. Remember, half the fun is reading and commenting on each other’s stories.


About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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11 Responses to FFfAW – Week of 09-22-2015

  1. Great story Tessa! It almost brought tears to my eyes. Thank goodness the little girl screamed and made sure someone heard her. Very well done! Thank you for participating in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. milliethom says:

    Thank goodness the story has a happy ending. Barbie must have been distraught at the news of her daughter’s “drowning”. What an awful sister to have inflicted such heartbreak by stealing the child and claiming she was dead.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ameena k.g says:

    Awww, and the truth came out at the end of the day. I can’t imagine the Joy both mother and daughter felt. Great job.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Graham Lawrence says:

    Great story. I love the happy ending. It captures many emotions.

    Liked by 1 person

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