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Panic – Flash Fiction

flash fiction march 21

This week’s flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch is to feature a bucket of water. In 99 words, no more, no less, write a short story or poem using a bucket of water as your prompt.


Quick, quick, I yelled.

Where’s the bucket? Asked my son

It’s down in the basement by the washing machine.

Please just hurry up!

A candle that I’d left unattended for a few minutes had tipped over on the nightstand in my bedroom and had started a fire while landing on a book. All I could think was I could easily put it out before it spread.

Damn, I should have run and got the bucket of water myself.

Here, mom, I’ll toss the water on the fire for you.

Thank God it worked, just leaving an awful smoky smell.

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  1. Oh, no, I’d be scared, Susan. I hope it’s imaginary. Very well written.

    Good to meeting you and congrats on your books on Amazon! 🙂

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    March 26, 2019
  2. Luckily for all, the son at least had good aim! Nicely told, Susan.

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    March 25, 2019
  3. That’s scary!

    I hope this is fiction 😛

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    March 24, 2019
  4. Scary when it happens, it’s easy to panic. Problem solved.

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    March 24, 2019
    • Yes, it is scary. Something similar happened to me when I was a teen. But the outcome was a lot worse.


      March 25, 2019
  5. That’s a stop drop and roll kind of flash. And an opportunity to promote WOOL! The fire smotherer that won’t burst into toxic fuming flames.

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    March 24, 2019

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