Jeff had a good thing but didn’t appreciate it. Bob saw a good thing and did.
Bob said, “Let me borrow twenty bucks to take her out on a date.”
Jeff replied, “She won’t go, but if she does keep the twenty bucks.”
He never had to repay the loan.
~McGuffy Ann Morris
This was the first piece of flash fiction that I ever wrote. Poetry has always been a labour of love. It is my agony and ecstasy. Fiction is something I just read…until blogging introduced me to prompts.
I know firsthand how prompts can get your creative energy going. Prompts are great tools. They can be used as exercises when in between pieces, or just as a break from your usual routine. I have several stories that were started but left unfinished. They will eventually become a story or poem.
The Loan was written for a weekly writing challenge. We were to write five lines inspired by a given word prompt. The word prompt behind this story was: awkward. This story came easily because it is true. I am the “she” in the story. The rest is history. In fact, it was the beginning of some great things!