“The Arrest,” Flash Fiction


Carrot Ranch writing challenge

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction February 1, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features something black and white. It could be a nun in a zebra monster truck, a rigid way of thinking, a bird in a tuxedo — be imaginative and go where the prompt leads.

Respond by February 6, 2018, to be included in the compilation (published February 7). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!


I stared at the pea-green walls of the interrogation room feeling the pinch of the handcuffs behind my back. The door opened, and a tall man wearing an ill-fitting suit strode toward me. He threw a bunch of black and white photos on the metal table.

I peered at the images noticing the age of the photos. My countenance had been captured at different points in history, yet I still looked the same today.

“How can you be in each of these photos? Who are you?”

I crossed my legs and licked my lips. “I’m your great-great-grandmother.”

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

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35 thoughts on ““The Arrest,” Flash Fiction

    1. Fun, huh? I really puzzled about who it could be. There were so many possibilities! 😀


    1. I know!!! I’ve been starting with the flash and then creating a longer story to be published later this year. Fun stuff! ❤️

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    1. I’m using these flash fiction for openers… These stories will end up in our Fairies, Myths, & Magic books I doing with Wendy. ❤

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    1. Thanks, Robbie. These flash are fun and get my brain working. 😉❤️


    1. Oh, thanks, Olga. I’m enjoying this flash fiction. A great creativity booster. ❤️


    1. Thanks, Viva. There were so many ways I could have gone. Some how this felt right. 😀


    1. LOL! I wasn’t sure where to go. There were so many opportunities! She still could be a time traveler?? 😀

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        1. Exactly. I’m using the flash as a basis to start a longer short story. I have a few books of poetry and short stories I’m working on. ❤️

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    1. I’ve been saving these flash pieces and creating longer stories for a book series I have planned. These are great opening paragraphs! ❤️

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