FFfAW- Making Friends

Posted: November 24, 2015 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction, Uncategorized
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Here’s my entry for this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Thanks to Etol Bagam, author of Creative Business, for the photo!

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Word Count: 146

Elliot had always liked making things. He made telescopes from toilet rolls, spaceships from cardboard boxes, and magical lands from sandboxes. Today, as he was walking in the woods he’d made from sticks, he felt very lonely so he decided to make himself some friends.

This time he didn’t use any cardboard or sand. He made them from his mind, spinning thoughts into brightly-colored, smiling friends. They were  monsters, each of the four a different shape.

He liked that about them. People were boring. They mostly all had the same number of eyes and fingers and arms and legs. It was boring.

Elliot’s friends wouldn’t be like that. They’d be better.

His parents would probably be scared of them, but his parents were always scared of the things he made. Besides, they were lost in the woods right now and wouldn’t bother him for a while.

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Comments
  1. Love it! Elliot’s imaginary friends. If you need friends – pretend them into existence! Cute story!

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  2. Susan says:

    What a cute story. Elliot may need some therapy though. 🙂

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  3. Poor Elliot all alone with no friends.
    Well maybe these four would do for now.

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  4. Deb says:

    Wow I love this story. I love how he made the woods and now he wanted to make friends….that’s deep. The best part is how his parents are lost in the woods! Thoroughly enjoyed this!!

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  5. Elliot sounds more than a little devious. I wonder how his parents got lost.

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  6. rogershipp says:

    I love the fact that on the trip his parents become lost in the woods as he is playing! Just how kids think!!

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