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Catching a Nap – Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction April 25th

Flopping down on the couch with pillow in tow, I knew I’d be asleep in no time at all. Hopefully Sandy would let me get an hour’s sleep or so before calling me. Exhaustion had kicked in and out I went.

I woke with a startle, looked up and saw Ian standing there.

“Oh no, I hope I didn’t wake you, Meg.”

“No, that’s okay I was just sneaking in a few zzz’s while your mom was resting. I should get up and check on her.”

“No, no, you stay put, I’ll tend to her for a few hours.”

© Susan Zutautas 2019

This is part 2 of my submission for this week’s flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch. In 99 words, no more, no less, write a short story using the prompt word Exhaustion.

To read the first part of this flash: The Longest Days.

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Clever, to craft it to sit follows the previous …

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    April 27, 2019
  2. Love the short and sweet tale❤️

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    April 27, 2019
  3. Nice follow up to the exhaustion of being a primary caregiver. I think you might want to use ‘tow’ in your opening line.

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    April 27, 2019
    • Thanks for pointing that out. You know I typed it, I looked at it and thought that doesn’t seem correct and then I got side tracked.


      April 27, 2019

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