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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers ~ Writing challenge.

Hosted by Priceless Joy.

The goal is to write a story between 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo.

Flash Ficton photo

© Louise, with the “The Storyteller’s Abode”


by John Yeo

  The party was a huge social event among the islands and inlets around the approach to the port.    The marine community arrived in many vessels, there was always ample mooring space at the big house. The servants had been busy for a whole week in preparation for this long awaited event. Sebastian, the son of a wealthy industrialist Ivan, and his beautiful wife Dolores, had reached the age of eighteen. The guest list was composed of the members of some of the wealthiest people in the community and security was very tight.
  The magical night arrived, Sebastian at the door greeting the steady trickle of arrivals with a fixed smile became somewhat uneasy.
  Something was not quite right, the security had expelled several young people, and there was a growing presence at the main gate as more and more people attempted to gate-crash the party. Soon fights began between the gatecrashers and security and the police arrived.
 Suddenly it became clear, Sebastian had publicly invited his girlfriend Penelope through a post on his Facebook page.

(175 WORDS)

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

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers


9 thoughts on “SOCIAL SLIP-UP

  1. Wow! I can see how that would be a problem. Technology is great, but one error and it can make havic of your life and those you love. Great story….good reminder for us tech people to be careful what we post and where we post it!

  2. Great story John! Inviting someone via Facebook will bring a lot of less desirables to the party. Enjoyed your writing very much! Thank you for participating in FFfAW Challenge!

  3. Never trust Facebook is what I say! Your message can reach a lot of ears. And I think Penelope’s arrival is going to cause a bit of a Humdinger! Enjoyable story, John.

  4. Hi Millie! Thanks for your lovely wise comment on the perils of unthoughtful posting on the Social media. Yes poor Penelope! Sadly I didn’t have enough words to get Mother and Fathers response. I imagine the aftershock would be explosive. 🙂

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