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A Brief Encounter – Flash Fiction

Sept 19 flash fiction


The sun was shining and there was a soft breeze coming off the lake. I’d laid the blanket down on a grassy knoll. Thinking, tis perfect for a picnic.

When Pat arrived, I had everything set up from the wine, pate, cheese, and crackers to a few slices of pecan pie.

I suppose I should feel guilty, meeting a married man and all but hell it was just a little lunchtime picnic that turned into three hours.

We talked, we laughed, we flirted and then Pat told me he was leaving his wife.

Not the encounter I was expecting.


© Susan Zutautas 2019


This flash fiction was written for Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about an interlude. It can be a pause between two key moments, the pause between acts in a play, an intermission, or a temporary amusement Go where the prompt leads you!

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. She must be quite the charmer to get him to leave his wife in only three hours. She may also want to beware of such a fickle man.

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    September 29, 2019
  2. Ruchira Khanna #

    Hope she was pleasantly surprised by his confession 🙂

    Loved the take, Susan

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    September 27, 2019
  3. Interesting, Susan. Like Charli, I wonder is this what she wants.

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    September 26, 2019
    • I think she does but the guilt would kill her thinking she was the reason he wanted to leave his wife.

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      September 26, 2019
      • Maybe. I think there’s always more to it than that, though.

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        September 28, 2019
  4. Not the interlude she was expecting! I wonder if it is good or not-so-good news to her?


    September 25, 2019

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