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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers ~ Writing challenge week 8. The goal is to write a story between 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo.



by John Yeo

Esmeralda was having afternoon tea with the members of the local sewing circle. It was a wonderful afternoon and they settled down on her porch to chat and enjoy the occasion.
There was a very loud roar as two motorcycles revved up and roared around the block to screams of delight from the riders. That pesky gang from around the corner were out on their bikes, roaring round and round the block, racing and laughing to one another.
Esmeralda and Olivia dropped their needles in anger, picked up a couple of broomsticks and flew across the road to confront the Hells Angels. Esmeralda marched up to the biggest rider and demanded he call his friends together and get the hell off her doorstep and clear off.
The shock in the bikers eyes was a sight to behold and he called his friends together, In a moment of bravado, he spat on the ground as he said to his gang, “Let’s get out of here before these Witches put a spell on us.”

(172 Words)

Copyright (c) Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

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31 thoughts on “AFTERNOON TEA

  1. I loved it very much and can just imagine the ladies from the sewing circle confronting the hells angels. The ending was very funny too. You have a good sense of humour!

  2. I love this story and how it shows you don’t have to sit ideally by and continue to put up with a nuisance. Good for Esmeralda and Olivia for their bravery!

  3. These ladies sound like the type you do not want to mess with! One has to admire their bravery.
    Wonderful story and very well written!

  4. I was reading along, wondering what was going to happen with the motorbike gang and then laughed when the women dropped their needles and picked up broomsticks. Very entertaining John.

  5. Excellent story, John. The image of the two ladies confronting the Hell’s Angels holding their broomsticks is brilliant. Fearsomely determined ladies, definitely not to be crossed! 🙂

  6. Ok, the really funny and interesting thing that happened for me in this piece. Where you had them fly on their broomsticks and this could easily be taken both literally and figuratively. They were literally witches but they could’ve been old ladies with a fearless streak 🙂

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