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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.


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by John Yeo

  The ladies of the local WI were taking afternoon tea in a very busy tourist area of the city. The sun shone beautifully as many people strolled by enjoying the pleasures of a peaceful afternoon.
  That was before the siren of an approaching ambulance in the distance, broke the spell. The ambulance was unable to get through, as the pathway was too narrow. A crowd quickly gathered around a young woman who was lying on the ground obviously in the later stages of her pregnancy.
      Doris quickly left her WI friends at the table and leapt into action. “Get hot water and towels from the restaurant! Quickly” she shouted. Soon the hearty cries of a new-born child could be heard as Doris calmly exclaimed.
        “It’s a girl.”
   Later when the paramedics finally arrived, Doris explained she had been a midwife for thirty years during her working life.
      “I’m going to name my baby Doris, after you.” said the grateful young Mum.
   “No don’t do that, she wont thank you for that.” Laughed Doris.

(174 WORDS)

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers


7 thoughts on “AFTERNOON TEA

  1. Great story! 🙂 It’s always helpful to have someone nearby to take action and very fortunate for the young woman having the baby. Great job in portraying the young woman’s enormous gratitude for the help she received. 🙂

    • You are so right Jessie, I am always amazed by the way, people rally around and help each other, regardless of the circumstances 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed this 🙂 Thanks again for commenting my friend.

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