Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Life of the Party

Last week was quite hectic so I’m running a bit late with my flash fiction!  Thanks to Priceless Joy at Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers for hosting and here’s the beautiful picture that inspired my story:

Thanks Dawn for the lovely photo!

Life of the Party

Nancy was in her element, fluttering like a butterfly from guest to guest, chatting light-heartedly while serving canapes and wine.  The life of the party.

Nancy and Jack were proud of the beautifully manicured grounds surrounding their extensive estate and were always keen to host a celebration, no matter what the occasion. Nancy would spend many hours sewing matching chair covers and tablecloths and designing exquisite centre-pieces to suit each party’s theme.

In the weeks leading up to their first wedding anniversary Jack built Nancy a magnificent gazebo among the pine trees.  Over the years, as each party concluded, Nancy would stand centre-stage, captivating her audience with sweet melodies and enchanting poems.

As dusk fell, on the evening of Nancy’s funeral, Jack gently scattered her ashes under the rose bushes surrounding the gazebo.  She was right at home, forever enshrined as the life of the party.

(146 words)

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10 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Life of the Party

  1. One of the wonderful aspects of your stories is that, while I know there is going to be a twist at the end, you manage to give no hints as to what that twist might be. I love to be surprised, so thanks. Glad you’re back!

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  2. It sounds as though Nancy and Jack had a wonderful life together before Nancy sadly passed away. Though the ending carries sadness, it also leaves us with the feeling that everything is as it should be. Nancy will remain in the place she loved so much and continue to enjoy her parties. Nicely written. 🙂

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