Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Leapin' Lizards


 
 
Challenged by the talented attorney-author Veronica Forand, the writers from RWW are supposed to write a 100-word fiction story using these three words: Coffee, Spring, and lizard. I wrote my story in 15 minutes and it's exactly 100 words. Enjoy! I hope you made it here from Veronica's page  http://www.veronicaforand.com  then head over to read Susan Scott Shelley's flash fiction at http://www.susanscottshelley.com/#!blog/c1cod
 
“That lizard is so sluggish.” Julie sipped her coffee. “He hasn’t moved in an hour.”

Her neighbor, Sylvia, ignored the comment and snipped Hibiscus blooms. “I love Spring.”

Julie studied the lizard. “Do you think he’s alive?”

Her friend peered at the statue-like lizard. “Not sure but he certainly has good balance.”

Julie walked inside to answer a ringing phone. With warp-like speed the lizard crawled across the screen, onto the wicker patio table, and into Julie’s pink coffee cup. Sylvia covered her mouth to keep from screaming—or laughing.
Julie reappeared. “What’s wrong?”

“Um, apparently Mr. Lizard likes lattes.”

20 comments:

  1. Haha, coffee drinking lizard! A rare breed.

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    1. He must be a lizard who writes. Every writer I know drinks coffee except one!

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    1. Thanks! Enjoyed the challenge, Veronica.

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  3. LOL,I loved it!!! This was great!!!

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    1. Thanks, JJ. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. At least she saw him jump in BEFORE she drank from the cup :-) And yes, now I will be peeking into my mug before I take a sip! :-)

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    1. I know. I always check my shoes, too. You're welcome!! ;)

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  5. Such a fun story! Thanks for making me laugh!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Betty. I have fun with humorous scenes.

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  6. Lizards and Lattes - you'll have to create a pet store that also has a coffee shop! :)

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  7. Very funny, Beth! Great flash fiction.

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    1. Thanks, Mikki. I really enjoyed yours.

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  8. Haha! He was a crafty lizard. Nicely done!

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    1. He's a clever little guy, for sure. Thanks, Xio!

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