Friday, November 16, 2012

The Life Of A Battery

It's Friday Fictioneer time. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for the cute photo prompt. Here's my 100-word flash fiction. Try it!

THE LIFE OF A BATTERY
By Beth Carter

AAA watched wide-eyed as Mom opened the batteries and dumped them into a big jar. For once, we won’t have a disastrous Christmas without batteries.

“Ouch” AAA whispered as she clanked against 9Volt.

Mom turned out the lights as the batteries elbowed for room.

“Stop snoring," said D.

“Quit shoving me," said C.

“Why’d you wake me? How’s a curvy girl supposed to get any sleep,” said D.

“You’re just jealous of my slim figure,” said AA.

“Ditto,” added AAA with a smirk.

“This is gonna be a long night. Where’s my Prozac?” added D.

“Shhh. How’s a battery supposed to get any sleep?” asked 9Volt.

42 comments:

  1. Why are they all so negative? Don't at least half need to be positive? :-) Good job, Beth.

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    1. Haha. Love all the battery puns.Thanks, Janet.

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  2. A lot of thought went into this - very nicely done Beth.

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    1. Thank you. I actually wrote it faster than most. :)

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  3. Good job Beth. Good comment Jan.

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  4. Really original! I love the characterizations of the different batteries.

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  5. Cute story. Glad to see you back. I loved this pic.

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    1. Thanks, Shirley. I'm behind on reading all of the stories.

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  6. I loved it. I've never been inside the mind of a battery before. Nicely done!

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  7. Hi Beth,
    At least you promote integration. And why isn't there a B battery? Thanks for the smile. Ron

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  8. I have always been a fan of the D battery myself. Nice one.

    Tom

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  9. Beth, I like the subtle use of the title especially. Never guessed that a battery's life could be so downright sensual.

    Is there such a thing as a Double D? Suddenly I'm really turned on!

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    1. Haha! Love your comments!!! Glad you caught the title nuance. Not sure if there's a DD. Still need a shower?

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  10. Dear Beth,

    Good thing they weren't stored in the freezer. That would have slowed them down. i love the great characterization in this story.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    1. Yes, it would have. Thanks and aloha!

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  11. I see Beth is up to her witty self once again. Clever take on the batteries in the jar...jockeying for space.

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  12. An energizing piece fraught with whimsy. In other words, I really liked this, Beth.

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  13. A very enlightening piece, Beth. Obviously, they are having trouble celebrating their differences. It's good to have you back on Friday.

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    1. Thanks, Russell. Missed you at Owl.

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  14. Battery puns can be little difficult for time, remember they are all bipolar.

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  15. well done. you need a question mark after "prozac."

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    1. T-you. I noticed that about a minute ago!

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  16. nice -- it was an electric read!

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  17. SO very cute! I think the picture goes well with the story! Could be in a kids' book since it looks very colorful. Great job, Beth!

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    1. Thank you. I write children's books, as you might have noticed.

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    2. Thanks for the idea! It would be fun to turn this into a kids' book!

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