Thursday, January 19, 2012


Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday where stories are created from pictures in 100 words, no more and no less. Here is my entry for this week. Scroll down to get to the entries of other authors.

"Shhhh. Darla will hear you!"
     Carl put his hand over his sister, Amy’s, mouth. His pregnant wife, Darla, dozed in the bedroom while the living room filled with friends arriving for her surprise birthday party.

      He crept to the doorway and glanced in. Darla was still asleep. He sighed in relief right before the loud crash. The cat had knocked a prized vase over and it smashed to bits on the hardwood floor.
     Carl was sweeping up when Darla entered, rubbing her eyes.  Her expression of surprise turned to one of  concern as her gaze dropped down.
     “My water broke!”

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Can the swinging bachelor change his ways and become a devoted, selfless and faithful man overnight? Grey's marriage list brought them together. But when Carrie starts her own list, can Grey incorporate her ideas about love into his life? Family issues, jealousy and an icy lake threaten to destroy the happiness Carrie and Grey have found together. An argument, a holiday trip to visit family and confronting an old fear test the lovers who have pledged their love and now must learn to make it stronger every day.

Short Excerpt 
Saturday, November 28 – Pine Grove, NY

Carrie rolled over in bed and placed her palms against Grey’s bare chest.

“Good morning,” she murmured, unwilling to disturb the quiet in the house.

“Good morning,” he replied softly back.

The warm caress of his large hand sliding his hand down her side, and over to squeeze her rump stoked her desire for him. She flattened her palm against his chest and spread her fingers to extend her reach to more of the hard muscle under his soft hair and skin. She wanted him.

“We can’t…everyone will be up soon…but tonight…” she whispered.

“We can linger here a moment and remember.” He sighed, his fingers combing her hair.

Carrie giggled and buried her face in his neck. Grey pulled her naked body close to his for a hug, holding her against him. She lay there for ten minutes, eyes closed, enjoying the feel of him against her, daydreaming about making love with him before he stirred.

“Come on, let’s take a walk before the insanity starts.”

“Insanity?” She opened her eyes and raised her eyebrows.

“You’ve never been to breakfast with eight other people jabbering at you before you’ve had your second cup of coffee, have you?”

Oh my God, noise in the morning. I hate that! Being part of a big family, can I do it? She shook her head.

Grey peeled the covers down on this side of the bed, careful to leave her covered. Once out of bed, he yanked the blankets up to their original place. “Come on.”

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  1. Nice one, Jean! I thought the crash was Darla when she woke up to the surprise surprise of her water breaking. Glad it was just the cat and she's fine. Happy Birthday Darla and baby. ;)

  2. Every soon to be mom remembers when her water broke - the Krystal's parking lot at 3a - damn those cravings! roflmao

    A surprise party is a much nicer place! Good FFF! :D

  3. So cute. Happy Birthday little baby!

    My water never broke with any of mine. But I did have a baby nine minutes after walking in the hospital doors...

  4. Nothing ruins a surprise party like spontaneous labor. Loved, loved, loved it!!

  5. Talk about a big surprise! Very good!

  6. Very nice end to the FFF, so much happening at once, I sensed all of the anxiety.

  7. I love this! What a fantastic take on the photo.