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A Snowy Night - 100 Word Flash Fiction Prompt from Phantomsway


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Crystalline doilies, one by one, fall in muted perfection, dancing as diamonds in the silvery moonlight.

I turn the starter several times. Grinding but no action. Get out. Raise the hood. Someone will stop to help.

Distant headlights, blinding me as they advance. A silhouette car and man stand idle behind the glare.

"Come here, Barbara. It's over."

"No. I just need a boost. It's the battery. It's dead."

"Dead, yes. Not it. You." He reaches for my hand but I repulse his advance.

The snowflakes dull in an extinguished moon. The frosted doilies lay as a shroud over me.


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B J's Bookshelf...

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Hobbit
Sessions
The Joy Luck Club
All the King's Men
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Mansfield Park
Faust: First Part
The Catcher in the Rye
Islands in the Stream
And the Sea Will Tell
Animal Farm
Charlotte's Web
Sophie's Choice
Angela's Ashes
Memoirs of a Geisha
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Hunt for Red October


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