Our Fiction in 50 words this month arrives on Thursday, simply because I have other posts in the way, and with all the reading I’m doing, I think a quickie is in order today.

Life of the Party

The drinks flowed; people chattered, laughed, sloshed wine on the carpet.  The kitchen crush risked burns on the treats straight from the oven.

Above them, unseen, four eyes peered through the banister railings – six, since one child clutched her teddybear, whimpering, “I wish they’d go.  I want my Mummy back.”

(c) J M Pett 2015

This Gary Larson cartoon was on Facebook the other day.  I thought the Fi25 was far better than my Fi50…


My Readathon Update Day 11:

What I read Wednesday: One Man No Plan by M T McGuire
Number of pages read: c 170
Today’s finished books: –
Total number of finished books: 4
Titles of finished books: The King’s Sword, The House at Sea’s End (Ruth Galloway #3), Jungle Land, Rounding the Mark (Montalbano #7)

Don’t forget to check out the Autumn Challenge post from Wednesday!


Flash #Fi50 Friday – Life of the Party
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4 thoughts on “Flash #Fi50 Friday – Life of the Party

  • 24 September, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Love Gary Larsen 🙂 Your story isn’t bad. Certainly leaves me with a world of possible stories to go with it.

    • 24 September, 2015 at 10:10 pm


  • 24 September, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I like your story. The last line is a nice little twist.

    PS Sorry if this is a duplicate. Your blog was giving me trouble commenting. =(

    • 24 September, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks, Patricia. It does that to me, too, especially when it tries to load the whole front page into the comment box. Sometimes it suggests to me that I need to run a virus scan and/or update one particular plug-in. But I did that on Tuesday 🙁

      One day it will fix itself :sigh:

      Thanks for making the effort to repeat your comment, I really appreciate it.

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