Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Something different - flash fiction (100 words)

Pepsi or Sprite?

Maria walked into the store. Pepsi or Sprite? Did she need caffeine? During the night working at the nursing home the only patient who hadn’t slept was grumpy Mr. Franklin.

“Where’s my extra blanket?” he had roared. Maria was used to his demands. He reminded her of grandma who lived with her until death finally brought relief to both their suffering.

No caffeine. She wanted to be able to sleep. She paid for the Sprite and drove home. Her husband was on his way out the door as she climbed into bed.

“Where’s my extra blanket?” she yelled after him.


Jai Joshi said...

Thanks for the laugh.


Susan Cross said...

My pleasure. I wrote that story and several people didn't 'get' it. I still liked it so I decided to post it anyway. We must be on the same wave-length!