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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers ~ Writing challenge.

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


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Sonya-Only 100 Words



by John Yeo

   The peahen looks on in wonder as two peacock suitors vie for her attention, so different in looks and size and appearance.

  The dazzling white peacock was cocksure of winning the ladies hand, everybody was stunned at his handsome appearance. Not a feather in disarray to spoil his courtship display, a beautiful youthful bird.
  Standing next to him was the competition a wise old bird who preened with unlimited resources and a reputation for looking after the ladies.     A famous wise old bird. Food and shelter would be luxurious here, her children would want for nothing.
    Which bird won the Peahens hand?


   Jim, a stunningly handsome well built youth, was a ladies man, desired by many ladies, in love with life, when he fell in love with a desirable beautiful lady.
   Rick Roller, an ageing very famous singer, was also in love with her, and spent vast sums of money on his appearance, preening to seduce her. Money would be plentiful here and the children would want for nothing.

    Which bird won the ladies hand?


Copyright © Written by John Yeo all rights reserved.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers



13 thoughts on “THE QUESTION

  1. As you meant it to, this story makes me think a lot about who she would choose. It reminds me of well born ladies in the past, who had to choose a marriage based on factors like you wrote. But this reminds me of many romance novels too so she will first pick the old peacock because he means stability but she will fall for the white peacock in the end. Rick Roller, will desperately seek the ladies attention, but find a different lady he never noticed who will love him for him. Lol. Great job

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